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BET has announced that Nipsey Hussle will receive this year’s Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. The award is in recognition of his philanthropic efforts, activism, and overall commitment to empowering his community.
Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET said, “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. His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture. We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change.”
He continued, “We are forever grateful, humbled and honored to have experienced his presence and we are invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue. It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award.”
As well as the award presentation, YG, John Legend, and DJ Khaled will perform a Nipsey tribute.
Regina Hall will host this years BET Awards which will air live at 8 PM ET on Sunday, June 23.