The late Nipsey Hussle will be honoured at this year’s Grammy awards.
In a statement from the Recording Academy, John Legend, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, YG, and Kirk Franklin will take the stage to perform a tribute to the rapper.
“An activist, entrepreneur, and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community but also the culture at large,” said Grammy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich in the statement. “There is no denying the influence he had and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honoured 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.”
The rapper is nominated posthumously for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song (“Racks In The Middle”) and Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Higher”).
Hussle was shot and killed last year following a shooting in Los Angeles near the clothing store he owned.
Following Hussle’s death, tributes poured in on social media from his fellow musicians, including Rihanna, who wrote, “My spirit is shaken by this. Dear God, may his spirit rest in peace and may you grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! I’m so sorry this happened to you.”
Pharrell Williams also tweeted about Hussle, “You inspire millions… millions who will uphold your legacy forever.”
The six performers join a long list of impressive performances on Grammy night, including the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Aerosmith, and more.
The Grammys will be hosted by Alicia Keys for the second year in a row and will air January 26.