2019 BET Awards: Nipsey Hussle to be posthumously honored with humanitarian award

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What You Need to Know: Nipsey Hussle

What You Need to Know Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who was gunned down earlier this year, will be honored with a humanitarian award at this year’s BET Awards.

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“In the spirit of uplift he evoked in his community, his work as a devoted son, brother, father, partner, friend and all-around community advocate and philanthropist, musician and businessman,” the network said in a statement

Hussle, 33, was gunned down outside his clothing store March 31. 

A tribute to Hussle featuring DJ Khaled, YG and John Legend is also planned. 

Previous winners include Chance the Rapper (2017), Dwyane Wade (2013), Legend (2010) and Muhammad Ali (2002).

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2019 BET Awards: Nipsey Hussle to be posthumously honored with humanitarian award

FILE PHOTO: Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who was gunned down earlier this year, will be honored with a humanitarian award at this year’s BET Awards. (Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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