Nipsey Hussle’s loved ones, mates, and fans will collect to commemorate his life and legacy for the duration of his public memorial.
Thousands are anticipated to turn out for the “Celebration of Life” service at Staples Center in L.A. on Thursday (April 11). But these who are not in a position to attend can tune in to BET, who will broadcast the funeral service in its entirety starting at 1 p.m. ET on BET and BET Digital.
Hosted by BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill and entertainment journalist Gia Peppers, “BET Remembers: Nipsey Hussle” will be presented reside and industrial-totally free.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Nipsey Hussle,” mentioned Connie Orlando, Head of Original Programming, BET Networks. “Nipsey is element of the BET loved ones and 1st appeared on the Network in 2009 in a Hip Hop Awards cypher, we share this loss with his millions of fans about the globe. From his insurmountable talent to his commitment to reaching back to underserved communities Nipsey’s type spirit will be sorely missed. We will maintain his whole loved ones as effectively as our BET sister, Lauren London in our thoughts and prayers for the duration of this immensely tough time.”
Earlier this week, tickets for the memorial have been distributed on-line and have been gone inside minutes. The two-hour ceremony is anticipated to be followed by a lengthy procession that will travel roughly 25 miles across L.A. and previous The Marathon Clothes shop, exactly where Hussle was shot and killed final month.
Following his death, the beloved rapper and neighborhood leader will be honored with his personal intersection at Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard dubbed “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom Square.”