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Nipsey Hussle to Receive Posthumous Humanitarian Honor at BET Awards

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Nipsey Hussle will be honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards.

On Thursday (June 13), BET announced the late rapper, who was known for his philanthropic work within his hometown of Los Angeles, would be posthumously honored at this year’s ceremony.

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The ceremony will also include a tribute performance in honor of the artist with scheduled appearances from DJ Khaled, YG and John Legend.

“As a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader,” BET Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Connie Orlando said in a statement. “His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture.”

Hussle was shot and killed in LA on March 31. BET broadcasted his public memorial service, which was held at the Staples Center.

The annual award show is scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

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