BET will be honoring the late rapper and community activist, Nipsey Hussle at the upcoming 2019 BET Awards.

Nipsey Hussle is the recipient of the 2019 “BET Awards” Humanitarian Award. 

“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. His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture. We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change. We are forever grateful, humbled and honored to have experienced his presence and we are invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue. It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET in a statement.

The 19th annual Awards show will air live in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, June 23rd at 8 P.M. ET.