BET announced on Thursday, the posthumous honour of the late Mc and Entreprenuer, Nipsey Hussle. The Los Angeles rapper was shot and killed in his hometown in March. “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,” BET Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Connie Orlando said. “His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture.”
Nipsey was actively in so many projects like the educational STEM, Vector 90 technology center and “Our Opportunity” investment fund to rebuild urban communities nationwide that were neglected in the recession.
“We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change,” Orlando stated. “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.”