John Legend Helps Lead Nipsey Hussle Grammys Tribute

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Legend will pay tribute to the late artist alongside many others, including DJ Khaled and Meek Mill. Watch the moving performance below.

Hussle received four Grammy nominations throughout his career - one for best rap album in 2018, and three posthumous nominations this year.

At the end of the Grammy performance by John Legend and DJ Khaled. the two of them pointed to the screen behind them, and it showed the two late greats in all their glory.

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"An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting effect on not only his community, but also the culture at large", Ken Ehrlich, Grammy Awards executive producer, said in a January 21 statement.

The tribute kicked off with Mill performing a new song called "Letter to Nipsey", which mentioned a letter President Barack Obama wrote in Hussle's honor. "Nip did it not just for the awards, but for the people", Lauren added. "There isn't any denying that the impact that he needed and his legacy will be felt for generations to come". Long live Nip. I told Nip when we were making the record, 'We gonna get some awards. In a while, DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin, YG and John Narrative on the piano introduced the group to their feet with a nice looking rendition of "Elevated". Khaled and Legend performed their Hussle collaboration "Higher". On March 31, Hussle died after he was tragically gunned down on the Los Angeles street where his clothing store, the Marathon Clothing Company, is located.

The tributes to Hussle were made even more poignant by the loss earlier today of another Los Angeles icon - basketball superstar Kobe Bryant. The song for which the Grammy is awarded is his track titled "Racks in the Middle". "So thank you, thank you, thank you".

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