Last summer, Nipsey Hussle made a grand entrance at the 2018 BET Awards. Shortly thereafter, he hopped on stage with YG to open up the award show. Not to mention, he earned a nomination for his last album, Victory Lap. This year, Nipsey Hussle’s presence will be even greater. To honor the life and legacy of the California philanthropist, his friends, family and colleagues have gathered together to put on a special tribute at the 2019 BET Awards.
During the 2019 BET Awards, DJ Khaled, YG and John Legend took the stage to pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle. Marsha Ambrosius opened up things with a performance of “Real Big.” Following her, YG took the stage to perform his verse on “Last Time I Checc’d.” Closing out the performance, John Legend joined DJ Khaled to performer “Higher” off of Father of Asahd.
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In addition to a tribute performance, BET is honoring the life of the Grammy-nominated rapper with a Humanitarian Award. BET Head of Programming Connie Orlando 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 activist.”
Check back in throughout the night for more performances and a complete winners list.