Hollywood is synonymous with celebrities, and those who are fortunate enough to receive stars on the Walk of Fame are immortalized on the famous sidewalk forever.
The latest class set to be honored with stars in 2022 was unveiled by the selection committee on Thursday (June 17), which is headlined by the late Nipsey Hussle receiving a posthumous nomination, making for a bittersweet moment for the Los Angeles rap icon.
Other superstars scheduled to grace the famous sidewalk include Miami-bred mogul DJ Khaled, R&B singer Ashanti, the Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, George Clinton and retired NFL legend-turned TV host Michael Strahan.
“Wow… I’m speechless,” Ashanti reacted on Instagram. “Super humbled and super honored. I still can’t believe it. I’ve been inducted into the Hollywood walk of fame class of 2022!!! I’m actually getting a Star on the Hollywood walk of Fame!!!! Thank you guys so much for all of the love and continued support throughout the years.
“Thank you to my amazing team this wouldn’t be possible without all of you. Thank you to The Hollywood walk of Fame!!! God is amazing… and his timing is impeccable. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to all of the inductees!!!!”
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Nipsey Hussle is the lone Recording Academy member to be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously. Neighborhood Nip was shot and killed on March 31, 2019 on Slauson and Crenshaw in South Central Los Angeles. Coincidentally, four years ago Thursday, Hussle opened the first-ever smart store with his Marathon Clothing store.
“The panel did an amazing job choosing these very talented people,” said selection committee chair Ellen K. “We can’t wait to see each honoree’s reaction as they realize that they are becoming a part of Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway.”
Honorees have two years within selection day to pick out when they will be holding an induction ceremony.
— Ghetto Goddess (@Babyyhairz) June 17, 2021