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Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who was gunned down earlier this year, will be honored with a humanitarian award at this year’s BET Awards.
“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.
The Marathon Continues 🏁💙— #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 13, 2019
We are honoring the legacy of #NipseyHussle with the Humantarian Award this year at the #BETAwards! Don't miss the celebration of his life SUN JUN 23 8/7c! pic.twitter.com/RNQ2oWHLz1
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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