The BET Network announced that they'll be celebrating the life of the legend Nipsey Hussle, and during the 2019 BET Awards he'll be awarded the Humanitarian Award in recognition of his Humanitarian efforts.
Nipsey is well know for his activism, philanthropy, and major commitment to empowering the community at large. His death sent shockwaves through the hip hop community. Known for empowering the underprivileged and under developed regions of the community to rise, BET's decision is a worthy one.
"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." She went on to elaborate "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." - Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, and Head of Programming at BET