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BET has just announced that the will honor the late Nipsey Hussle this year at their 2019 BET Awards.

Ermias Asghedom, popularly known as Nipsey Hussle will be honored with the Humanitarian Award for his community work over the years. This past March, he was shot and killed outside of his store, The Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles.

In an official statement, Executive Vice-president, Head of Programming at BET, 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 leader.”

The ceremony will include a tribute featuring DJ Khaled, YG, and John Legend. This year, Hussle is also nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.

R&B icon, Mary J. Blige will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement and Regina Hall is set to host the ceremony.

For the complete list of nominees at the 2019 BET Awards, click here!

Tune into the big show on Sunday, June 23rd t 8 PM EST.

 

 

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