By Tamantha Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Many fans have been wondering whether or not the memorial service for Nipsey Hussle would be televised. It turns out, that it will in fact be televised, live, on BET.
Via Rap Up:
Thousands are expected to turn out for the “Celebration of Life” service at Staples Center in L.A. on Thursday (April 11). But those who are not able to attend can tune in to BET, who will broadcast the funeral service in its entirety beginning at 1 p.m. ET on BET and BET Digital.
Hosted by BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill and entertainment journalist Gia Peppers, “BET Remembers: Nipsey Hussle” will be presented live and commercial-free.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Nipsey Hussle,” said Connie Orlando, Head of Original Programming, BET Networks. “Nipsey is part of the BET family and first appeared on the Network in 2009 in a Hip Hop Awards cypher, we share this loss with his millions of fans around the world. From his insurmountable talent to his commitment to reaching back to underserved communities Nipsey’s kind spirit will be sorely missed. We will keep his entire family as well as our BET sister, Lauren London in our thoughts and prayers during this immensely difficult time.”
Make sure you have your tissues in hand because I’m sure there will not be a dry eye in the Staples Center or at home.