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Nipsey Hussle to Receive Humanitarian Award at BET Awards

February 15, 2019

It was announced on Thursday that late rapper Nipsey Hussle will receive the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards on June 23. "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," Executive Vice-President and Head of Programming Connie Orlando told Entertainment Tonight. "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." Hussle was fatally shot in South Los Angeles in March.