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What to expect at the 2019 BET Awards: A tribute to Nipsey Hussle, plus Cardi B, Meek Mill, perform

Nipsey Hussle will be honored at the 2019 Bet Awards

The BET Awards have added more performers to the lineup for Sunday’s show.

This week, BET Networks announced the addition of several popular hip-hop, R&B and gospel artists, including Meek Mill, Fantasia, DaBaby, Jeremih, Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Kelly Price, Jonathan McReynolds and James Funk of Rare Essence.

They join the previously announced lineup of Cardi B, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, City Girls’ Yung Miami, Lucky Daye, and Kiana Ledé.

Cardi B leads this year’s nominations with a total of seven, including best female hip-hop artist and album of the year.


Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the humanitarian award.

The posthumous honor will be presented Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The rapper is also nominated for best hip-hop male artist at the awards show.

Born Ermias Asghedom, Hussle was shot to death on March 31 outside his South Los Angeles clothing store in what police said was a personal dispute. His funeral, where Beyoncé and Jay-Z were among the big-name celebrities in attendance, was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The last celebrity funeral held at the concert arena was Michael Jackson's in 2009.


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