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BET will honor the late great Nipsey Hussle with a posthumous Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards.

Connie Orlando, executive vice-president, head of programming at BET shared why Nipsey was so deserving of the honor and promised the network will do their part to make sure the marathon continues.

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. 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. 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.

The 2019 BET Awards will take place on June 23 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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