Nipsey Hussle’s public memorial will give fans, friends, and family a chance to gather and pay their respect to the fallen rap star. I reported yesterday that tickets to Nip’s celebration of life were all gone after being posted online earlier this week. B.E.T. has announced that they will be airing the funeral in its entirety beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the network and its digital platform.
The services will air commercial free on the network, and will be hosted by Marc Lamont Hill and Gia Peppers as BET “Remembers: Nipsey Hussle”
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Nipsey Hussle,” said Connie Orlando, Head of Original Programming, BET Networks. “Nipsey is part of the BET family and first appeared on the Network in 2009 in a Hip Hop Awards cypher, we share this loss with his millions of fans around the world. From his insurmountable talent to his commitment to reaching back to underserved communities Nipsey’s kind spirit will be sorely missed. We will keep his entire family as well as our BET sister, Lauren London in our thoughts and prayers during this immensely difficult time.”