Along with the tribute, Nipsey is also up for three post-humous awards including Best Rap/Sung Performance for DJ Khaled’s “Higher,” which also features John Legend, and Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Racks in the Middle,” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy.
Grammys’ executive producer, Ken Erhlich said of Nipsey Hussle: “An activist, entrepreneur, and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large.
“There is no denying the influence he had, and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honored to bring together this amazing group of artists to celebrate Nipsey’s life and pay tribute to his many contributions to music. It’s sure to be a memorable performance.”
Nipsey Hussle was shot on 31 March 2019 aged 33 outside one of his clothing stores in a South L.A. neighbourhood.
His alleged killer, Eric Holden has been charged with Nipsey’s murder and is now awaiting trial.