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Nipsey Hussle’s philanthropic work will be recognized at the annual BET Awards, which are scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23.

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BET announced the late MC and entrepreneur will be posthumously honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the ceremony.

“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 shot and killed in his hometown of Los Angeles on March 31. BET broadcasted his public memorial service, which was held at the Staples Center. During his life, Nipsey spearheaded multiple activism initiatives.

By Damilola Faustino

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