Updated: Jun 24, 2019
The memory of late hip-hop star Nipsey Hussle switch up red carpet color to Nipsey Blue at Sunday’s 2019 BET Awards.
Watch Clip: Rick Ross Hits the Nipsey Blue Red Carpet.
Photo below: Nipsey Blue Carpet 2019 BET AWARDS.
One of the most anticipated moments of the ceremony will occur when the annual humanitarian award is posthumously given to Hussle, who was fatally shot in Los Angeles in late March at age 33.
The prestigious honor will commemorate the influence and philanthropic achievements of Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom.
"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 exec Connie Orlando said in a statement this month.