Meek Mill, YG, Roddy Ricch And More Honor Nipsey Hussle During Grammy Tribute

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Images for the late Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant are projected onto a screen while YG, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, and Roddy Ricch perform onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Meek Mill, YG, Roddy Ricch And More Honor Nipsey Hussle During Grammy Tribute

The homage to Nipsey coincided with the untimely death of fellow LA legend Kobe Bryant.

Published January 26th

  1. On an already mournful evening following the untimely death of fellow LA legend Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle was honored at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Hussle's former peers and collaborators gathered on the Staples Center stage to deliver a moving tribute to the fallen hometown hero—including Meek Mill, YG, Roddy Ricch, DJ Khaled and John Legend.

    In addition to Meek and Roddy premiering a new song celebrating the rapper, a highlight of the performance was the surprise appearance of gospel icon Kirk Franklin—who lifted the arena's spirits as the audience remembered the lives of both Hussle and Bryant. Appearing as DJ Khaled delivered an emphatic message, "long live Nipsey Hussle, long live Kobe Bryant," an image of the two titans lit the jumbotron before the tribute's close.

    Check out reactions to the performance below, and keep it locked for more Grammys coverage.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

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