Fans from around the world will be able to tune in to BET for Nipsey Hussle‘s funeral service.
The network announced on Wednesday they will air the beloved rapper’s “Celebration of Life” memorial service, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 11 from 10 am to 12 pm.
“BET Remembers: Nipsey Hussle” will be presented live and commercial-free at 1 pm/EST with BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill and entertainment journalist Gia Peppers as the hosts.
Connie Orlando, Head of Original Programming, BET Networks, said in a statement:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Nipsey Hussle.
Nipsey is part of the BET family and first appeared on the Network in 2009 in a Hip Hop Awards cypher, we share this loss with his millions of fans around the world.
From his insurmountable talent to his commitment to reaching back to underserved communities Nipsey’s kind spirit will be sorely missed.
We will keep his entire family as well as our BET sister, Lauren London in our thoughts and prayers during this immensely difficult time.
Our condolences and continued prayers of comfort go out to Nipsey Hussle’s family during this difficult time.