Nipsey Hussle To Be Honored With Humanitarian Award At 2019 BET Awards

As long as we do our part in the community ….The Marathon Continues 🏁🏁🏁

Via Revolt

BET is continuing the marathon.

On Thursday (June 13), the network announced Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award at this year’s BET Awards. The Los Angeles native was well known for his philanthropic efforts and activism in his neighborhood before his untimely death in March.

“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,” BET’s Executive Vice-President and Head of Programming, Connie Orlando, saidin a statement.

“We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change,” Orlando added. The Executive Vice-President also declared that BET is “invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue.”

Hussle was recently honored with his own day in Harlem, New York when officials declared June 1st as “Nipsey Hussle Appreciation Day.” The news came two months came after the City of Los Angeles paid tribute to the 33-year-old with a memorial basketball court at the Crete Academyin Hyde Park.

Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has also introduced legislation to rename Crenshaw and Slauson after the beloved artist. “Proud to honor #nipseyhussle by dedicating #crenshaw and #slauson as “Nipsey Hussle Square,” he stated in April.

Since his passing, the support for Hussle has been insurmountable. In May, it was reported that his Marathon Clothing store made $10 million in sales. Additionally, the profits from recent purchases will reportedly go to the investment fund created by Hussle and his business partner David Gross called “Our Opportunity.” Just one of the many ways Hussle continues to give back, even in death.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Family Says STOP All Fundraising To Help Support His Children

Nipsey Hussle’s family is politely rejecting any fundraising to support his kids — because Nipsey made sure they’d be set for the rest of their lives.

via TMZ:

Sources close to Nip’s family tell TMZ … Nipsey made sure his 2 children, Emani and Kross Asghedom, would never have to rely on other people for money. 

While there have been multiple crowdfunding pages popping up for them — including the one retired NFL star Reggie Bush started — we’re told the family wants everyone to know the kids are more than alright. 

Nipsey was remembered as a savvy businessman during his celebration of life … and for good reason. We’re told he owned all of his master recordings, his Marathon Clothing store, and he also set up multiple trust funds to make sure his kids and family would never need a handout.

As we reported … Bush set up a GoFundMe in hopes of raising $100,000 for Nipsey’s kids, personally chipping in $10k to get things started. But, that fundraiser has already been scrubbed from the internet. 

We’re told the family is grateful for the outpouring of support, but as one source put it — Nip just wouldn’t want it that way, and since he left his family financially secure … it’s just not necessary.

Ibwas think they should take all the donations and use them to continue Nipsey’s work in the community. To each his/her own.

Reggie Bush Donates $10,000 to Nipsey Hussle’s Children Also Starts GoFundMe To Reach $100,000 For Them

Reggie Bush has announced that he and wife Lilit Avagyan have donated $10,000 to Nipsey Hussle’s two children.

He also set a GoFundMe for a $100,000 goal for the children.

“[Nipsey] touched a lot of lives in a positive way,” Reggie said. “He wanted to make a difference in his community, and communities like it all around the world. As a tribute to Nipsey, I would like to offer support to his children, and all funds from this GoFundMe will be transferred directly into a trust that was created solely for his legacy, his two children, Kross & Emani,”

If you’d like to donate, you can do so by clicking Here .

Please join us in reaching our goal of $100K this money goes directly to a trust fund set up by @LaurenLondon that directly benefits @NipseyHussle 2 kids Emani and Kross! To donate visit https://t.co/mXNFtORZMMpic.twitter.com/IqUX3Gkmaw

— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) April 12, 2019

Crenshaw and Slauson Intersection To Be Renamed In Honor of Nipsey Hussle

South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be named in honor of one of its very own, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom.

Nipsey’s flagship Marathon Store is located adjacent to the intersection.

A petition to get the intersection named in his honor circulated online shortly after his murder with over 500,000 signatures to date.

The naming of the project, which will memorialize the culture and history of Black Los Angeles on Crenshaw Blvd., came from Nipsey.

He passionately articulated that “Crenshaw should be a destination,” further insinuating that all of the individuals riding the Metro LAX Line should stop at Crenshaw and spend their dollars in the community.

“Ermias Asghedom known as “Nipsey Hussle” was an icon and West Coast hero,”said Councilmember Harris-Dawson. 


“Nipsey’s genuine nature allowed him to be a light to everyone he interacted with from family, friends, fans, and his larger community.  As a father, brother, and son, Nipsey was a rock helping to build an empire that will continue through generations. Nipsey will always be remembered for delivering a pure, authentic Los Angeles sound, his numerous philanthropic efforts, his innovative, community-focused business mindset, and his humble heart. “

This still has me so broken up 😭😭😭😭

Nipsey Hussle DEAD AT 33 …After Being Shot in LA

Nipsey Hussle has been pronounced dead after being shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles.

Two other men are said to be in serious condition.

No further information was immediately available about the shooting at Marathon Clothing on Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles.

But just a couple of hours before the shooting, Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, had tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

5:12 PM PT — Nipsey Hussle has died. He was 33 years old. 

4:32 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … 3 people were shot at Nipsey’s store, and one of those people just died at the hospital. It’s unclear if that person is Nipsey. We’re being told that one man fled in a vehicle after the shooting. 

Im so sad this cant be real

Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Shot 6 Times in Los Angeles

Nipsey Hussle was reportedly shot in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

via TMZ:

Multiple sources tell us the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area.

We’re told he was at his clothing store called the Marathon Clothing Company. He opened the place back in 2007 His condition is unknown at this point. Eyewitnesses in the area say they heard multiple shots fired.

Even crazier … Nipsey appears to have tweeted right before the shooting, and alluded to “enemies.” He wrote, “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Im shocked and sadden! I hope he’s okay!

4th Annual Diamond Ball Arrivals Featuring Rihanna , Issa Rae , Tiffany Haddish , and More!

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball went down a few nights ago in New York City closing out New York Fashion Week with a big bang.

Here’s some of the dopest looks on the carpet!

Rihanna came to show and show out, of course! Dressed in an Alexis Mabille ensemble. The lace catsuit designed with a huge bow and skirt made quite a statement.

Normani posed in a v-neck curve fitting Jean Louis Sabaji dress with a dramatic layered overskirt and gloves. Yass sis!

Issa Rae glimmed in a sequin Maison Valentino gown. Glow Girl Glow!

Justine Skye dressed gracfully in this Prabal Gurung pink dress.

Nipsey Hussle cleans up nice! He posed in a Givenchy coat and Louboutin shoes.

Meek Mill looked dapper in a black printed suit. 

Lala in a sequin Georgine Studio gown.

Tiffany Haddish in a plunging neck sequin dress with a high front slit. Love the bangs!

Donald Glover looking sharp yet hippie in a Dior Home suit.

Teyana Taylor embraced the tuxedo trend in a tux-inspired Moschino dress.