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Nipsey Hussle To Be Posthumously Honored At BET Awards

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Rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award during the 2019 BET Awards.

BET said in a press release that they are honoring Hussle "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 19th annual BET Awards will be aired live in Hussle's hometown of Los Angeles on June 23 at 8 pm ET.

"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 Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET.

She described Hussle's tragic death in late March as a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry.

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