Nipsey Hussle to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to the entertainment industry are being recognized even
in his absence. The Grammy award-winning emcee will receive a posthumous star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The news came along with the announcement of all 38
members in the 2021 Walk of Fame class.
The late American rapper and entrepreneur was named among 38 honorees today.
Other members of the Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2022 include George Clinton,
Ashanti, DJ Khaled, Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, and more. They will be inducted as
part of the Recording category.
The Motion Picture category includes new inductees Michael B. Jordan, Regina King,
Tessa Thompson, Willem Dafoe, and others, while the Television category will welcome
Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Kenan Thompson, and more.
“The Panel did an amazing job choosing these very talented people,” Ellen K, a radio
personality and chair of the Walk of Fame selection panel said, per Variety. “We can’t
wait to see each honoree’s reaction as they realize that they are becoming a part of
Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in 2019.
Following the news of his death, Hussle was remembered by countless members of the music community. Several posthumous songs
featuring the rapper have been released in the years since, including the recent JAY-Z
collaboration “What It Feels Like.”
Nipsey died on March 31, 2019, after being shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in
South Los Angeles. The rapper was 33 when he was killed.