The marathon continues.
Nipsey Hussle will posthumously receive the Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards. On Thursday, the BET Awards made the announcement via its official Instagram page.
“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,” said BET’s Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming, Connie Orlando.
“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.”
The “Victory Lap” rapper made a commitment to serving marginalized communities, especially in Los Angeles, prior to his passing.
“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,” Orlando continued. “It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award.”