T. I. has consistently established himself as the voice of the people. He stepped forward during the night’s BET Awards calling to remembrance of Nipsey Hussle’s legacy. “There will never be another Nipsey Hussle, ” commenced the legendary rapper, putting on a crisp white suit.  “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom was more than a rapper, a teacher, activist, and philanthropist. He was a revolutionary. His emphasis on the power of equity and ownership of our art led the charge of independence and created a blueprint for up-and-coming artists today to follow.” He continues

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“He was our blessing and he inspired people across the world while never abandoning the community and culture that raised him,” continues Tip. “It’s been nearly three months since we lost Nip, and many are still discovering how legendary he really was. Man, that’s because Nip wasn’t a clout chaser. Or a social media activist. He was a real one. A true king. Simply concerned with promoting human welfare, uplifting those around him.”

“As a prolific artist his lyrics and interviews are immensely powerful, but his actions spoke even louder,” says Tip, as the camera directly to his emotional daughter Emani. “To anyone following a dream, you may feel alone. But people are watching. Drawing inspiration from how you chase your passion and handle your adversities. Nip proved that your life is your canvas, and your body of work is your legacy. As an artist, he was Nipsey Hussle the Great. As a humanitarian, he was a leader well beyond his years. His life may have been cut short, but his canvas bore legacy that will permeate neighborhoods around the world forever.”

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