The 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday will hold a tribute to the late L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle. The tribute performance will feature Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, and YG.
What We Know:
- Hussle was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys for his album Victory Lap. Just under two months later, he was shot dead at the age of 33.
- The man responsible for Hussle’s death tried to get the charges dismissed last year. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge said he was not having it and ultimately disagreed on having both attempted murder charges dropped. The shooter’s trial will begin in February.
- The Grammys’ executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, stated in a press release Tuesday that “An activist, entrepreneur, and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large.”
OFFICIAL: An all-star tribute to the late, GRAMMY-nominated @NipseyHussle to take place on the #GRAMMYs with @kirkfranklin, @djkhaled, @johnlegend, @MeekMill, @RoddyRicch and @YG! 💙
🎶 Watch the 62nd GRAMMY Awards this Sunday on @cbstv. https://t.co/Uxsnhfymvq
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 21, 2020
- This Nipsey Hussle tribute will be one of many of the night’s performances. Other confirmed performers including Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato. In addition, a stacked Prince tribute will take place the night after the event where artists such as Usher, Foo Fighters, and Mavis Staples will attend in his honor.
The Grammys will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles this Sunday, January 26th, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Alicia Keys will return as host.