At the BET Awards 2019, gave a stirring tribute to the fallen LA Rapper Nipsey Hussle aka Ermias Asghedom. John Legend was on stage to sing the vocals to “Higher” which was the last music video that Nipsey Hussle performed in. YG also did a live performance in tribute to his friend.
“He was doing the work of a peace advocate,” noted Snoop Dogg. “He was actually uniting neighborhoods.”
Before the performance above, the family of the later rapper, entrepreneur, and philanthropist took to the stage to accept the award on Nipsey Hussle’s behalf.
“I was so amazed at how much was out in the world for him,” said the late rapper’s grandmother. “I love him with all my heart and soul. Thank you so much world for loving him too.”
Lauren London would shortly, giving the crown an impassioned “The marathon continues again” before Nipsey’s mother and father would speak, once more recounting the peace and pride they’ve found in their son’s death.
“Even though our bodies die, our spirits live,” assured his mother. “We lift out of this vessel and we continue on.”