This year's Grammys take place on Sunday, January 26, and will feature a tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle. The rapper was shot and killed last year and is posthumously nominated for a number of Grammys including Best Rap Song for “Racks In The Middle” and Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Higher.”
Stepping onto the stage to honor Nipsey will be a number of his former collaborators, including Roddy Ricch, whom Nipsey mentored, as well as peers John Legend, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, YG, and Kirk Franklin.
“An activist, entrepreneur, and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large,” Ken Ehrlich, Grammys executive producer, said in a statement. “There is no denying the influence he had and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honored 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.”
Other artists confirmed to perform at this year's Grammys include Billie Eilish, Tyler, The Creator, Rosalía, and Lizzo.
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. On May 9 a grand jury indicted Eric Holder, 29, with murder, attempted murder and other felonies. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.