When the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards arrive reportedly, we can expect to see a tribute for the late Nipsey Hussle.
According to an official release from the GRAMMYs, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch and YG are set to take the stage to honor Nip. The news confirms an earlier report from HITS Daily Double saying, “there will be a major segment paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle,” in L.A. at the Staples Center, the same place where his memorial was held.
The tribute is one of the many performances on the night from likes of H.E.R., Tyler the, Creator, Camila Cabello, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Nas, Charlie Wilson Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and more.
The tribute will also already add to what could be an emotional night for the rapper’s family and friends if he takes home a Grammy. Hussle was nominated last year for Best Rap Album for his now platinum project, Victory Lap and earned three nominations this year for Best Rap Performance (“Racks in the Middle”), Best Rap Song (“Racks in the Middle”) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Higher”).
The tribute comes less than a year after the “Blue Laces” crafter was senselessly gunned down outside of his Marathon clothing store back on March 31 in his home neighborhood. His killer, Eric Holder Jr., was indicted on May 9, on one count each of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon plus two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm.
The marathon continues when the Grammy Awards return hosted by Alicia Keys on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. EST live on CBS.
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