The 2019 BET Awards was held In honour of the slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was killed outside his Marathon clothing store in March in Los Angeles.
The carpet at the award show was coloured blue. A number of the celebrities who attended the show kept repeating the phrase, “the marathon continues.” while on the blue carpet.
The late rapper was often known to wear the color blue for many of his performances. Nipsey even wore the color for BET’s 2018 pre-show during his performance. “Our red carpet is actually blue,” BET Awards pre-show host Terrence J. announced to the audience while on-air. “We did the entire carpet blue in honor of our fallen brother, Nipsey Hussle.”
But not only is Nipsey being remembered by the seams of the blue carpet, but he’s also an honoree for the Humanitarian Award for all his work in supporting L.A. communities.
American rappper, YG wore a jacket with Nipsey’s face on the back of it and “the marathon continues” written across.