BET is allowing fans to mourn and celebrate the life of Nipsey Hussle by broadcasting his public funeral service. The network is airing the ceremony on its television channel and live-streaming via Facebook.
The broadcast is being anchored by BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill with help from entertainment journalist Gia Peppers.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Nipsey Hussle,” BET Networks’ Head of Original Programming Connie Orlando said in a press statement. “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.”
Nipsey’s public service is being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Family and friends attended a private viewing on Wednesday (April 10).
Stream Nipsey’s service below.
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Posted by BET News on Thursday, April 11, 2019