Nipsey Hussle Will Be Honored With 2019 Humanitarian Award
Nipsey Hussle is a legend, not only in the hood but around the world. He wasn’t called “Neighborhood Nip” for nothing. Now, his legacy is receiving the Humanitarian Award.
Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom was known around Los Angeles — and now, the world — for his humanitarian spirit.
With that in mind, this year’s Humanitarian Award will go toward uplifting his legacy, which will be presented at the 2019 BET Awards. According to Root, “It’ll be extra special since the award will be presented in his hometown of Los Angeles.”
Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET, mentions the following statement in a recent press release:
“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 activist. 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,” the VP says regarding Nipsey. “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.”