At the 2020 edition of The Grammys Nipsey Hussle was awarded the “Best Rap Performance” for the late rapper’s “Racks In The Middle” collaboration with Roddy Rich and producer Hit-Boy. Together, the trio beat out J. Cole & Dreamville’s “MIDDLE CHILD” and “Down Bad” selections, Offset and Cardi B’s “Clout,” and DaBaby’s “Suge.”
It’s a first Grammy win for Hussle and Compton breakout Roddy Ricch. Nip’s family took to the stage to accept the award on his behalf.
“I wanted to thank all of you for showing all the love that I have felt for him all of his life and will always live in my heart,” said his grandmother onstage. “So, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
It was last year that Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in broad daylight in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. In his hometown of Los Angeles, the Grammys paid tribute to the fallen rapper.
“I speak on behalf of our family and the All Money In family and Nip, who was a phenomenal vessel,” said Lauren London Sunday night. “Nip did it, not just for the awards, but for the people and God allowed him to use his music to speak his truth, give us wisdom and something that we will forever be able to live with.”
Lauren London also paid homage to Kobe Bryant on her official Instagram by illustrating Kobe as a proud father who loved his daughter in photo. “Heart is heavy. There are no words, just real conversations with God. Sending my heart to Vanessa and the Family,” she wrote.”