Nipsey Hussle wins posthumous Grammy award

Nispey Hussle won a posthumous award at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. “Racks in the Middle” took home best rap performance to rousing applause at the pre-telecast ceremony. Sharing in the award were Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy. It is the rapper’s first-ever Grammy Award.

The honor was accepted by his family including his grandmother who thanked those in attendance for “showing all the love” for her grandson “that I have felt for him all of his life and will always live in my heart, so thank you.”

Nipsey’s brother spoke of feeling the loss at the Grammys last year, and the conversation they had that It was “God’s plan” for someone else to win, and it was God’s plan for him to be back one year later.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: People gather and take photos in front of a mural to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle as they await the funeral procession for Hussle on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: A man kneels at a memorial set up outside The Marathon Clothing store before the funeral procession for slain hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of the store on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: A motorcyclist burns rubber at the Angelus Funeral Home as the funeral procession carrying slain rapper Nipsey Hussle approaches on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: People watch the arrival of the funeral procession carrying slain rapper Nipsey Hussle to the Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: A marching band plays as people wait for the funeral procession for hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle outside his store on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11:White doves fly near a car with an illuminated picture of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle before the arrival of the funeral procession carrying his body to the Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: People watch the arrival of the funeral procession carrying slain rapper Nipsey Hussle to the Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: People raise their phones as the funeral procession carrying slain rapper Nipsey Hussle nears the Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: People wait for the funeral procession for hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle outside his store on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Friends and family members of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle arrive in the funeral procession to Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Friends and family members of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle arrive in the funeral procession to Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Friends and family members of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle arrive in the funeral procession to Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: An illuminated picture of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle on a truck is seen behind women in a car in the street near Angelus Funeral Home before the arrival of the funeral procession carrying Hussle on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: A man waves a blue bandana, symbol of the Crips gang, from a car in the street near Angelus Funeral Home before the arrival of the funeral procession carrying slain rapper Nipsey Hussle on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. . (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Friends and family members of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle arrive in the funeral procession to Angelus Funeral Home on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: A Los Angeles police officer keeps watch atop a police vehicle as people wait for the funeral procession for hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle outside his store on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: A Los Angeles police officer keeps watch as people wait for the funeral procession for hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle outside his store on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A man wearing a bow tie with the colors of two rival Los Angeles gangs, The Bloods (also known as OBF, Original Blood Famiy) and Crips, attends the procession route for Nipsey Hussle after his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 2019. - 4 people shot and 1 dead during the procession LAPD reported on late April 11, 2019. The Grammy-nominated artist was killed in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017. (Photo by Kyle GRILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: People hug while waiting for the funeral procession for hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle outside his store on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Fans and community members gather along the procession route for Nipsey Hussle after his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 2019. - 4 people shot and 1 dead during the procession LAPD reported on late April 11, 2019. The Grammy-nominated artist was killed in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017. (Photo by Kyle Grillot / AFP) (Photo credit should read KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
A fan covers a traffic light with a t-shirt depicting Nipsey Hussle during the procession route for Hussle after his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 2019. - 4 people shot and 1 dead during the procession LAPD reported on late April 11, 2019. The Grammy-nominated artist was killed in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017. (Photo by Kyle GRILLOT / AFP) (Photo credit should read KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: A marching band plays as people wait for the funeral procession for hip hop artist Nipsey Hussle outside his store on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing shop, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Fans and community members scramble after momentary chaos along the procession route for Nipsey Hussle following his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 11, 2019. - Four people were shot and one killed during the procession LAPD reported on late April 11, 2019. (Photo by Kyle Grillot / AFP) (Photo credit should read KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
Fans and community members gather along the procession route for Nipsey Hussle after his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 2019. - 4 people shot and 1 dead during the procession LAPD reported on late April 11, 2019. The Grammy-nominated artist was killed in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017. (Photo by Kyle Grillot / AFP) (Photo credit should read KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Fans and community members gather along the procession route for Nipsey Hussle after his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 2019. - 4 people shot and 1 dead during the procession LAPD reported on late April 11, 2019. The Grammy-nominated artist was killed in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017. (Photo by Kyle Grillot / AFP) (Photo credit should read KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images)
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Later this evening, John Legend, YG and DJ Khaled will perform a medley of Nipsey songs alongside Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch and Kirk Franklin as part of the Grammys’ tribute to the rapper.

The late rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, died March 31 of last year after being gunned down in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles. His legacy has lived on, however, through tributes to his impact on his community and the music industry.

Songs slated to be performed include “Last Time that I Checc’d,” “Higher” and “Racks in the Middle,” for which he earned two nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

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

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Shania Twain attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Ariana Grande attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
US model Chrissy Teigen (L) and US musician John Legend arrive for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Shawn Mendes attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Gwen Stefani attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Gwen Stefani (L) and Blake Shelton attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Lizzo attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Joe Jonas of music group Jonas Brothers and Sophie Turner attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: John Legend attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Camila Cabello attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Mason Ramsey attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
US actor Billy Porter arrives for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra (L) and US singer-songwriter Nick Jonas arrive for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Joe Jonas attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Billie Eilish attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Bebe Rexha attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Members of BTS and Bang Si-hyuk attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Jameela Jamil attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Bebe Rexha attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Royalty Brown and Chris Brown attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
US musician Maggie Rogers arrives for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Cyndi Lauper attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Charlie Wilson attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Charles Anderson and Michael Foster of Social House attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Brandi Carlile attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Ben Platt attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Holly James and Justin Levine attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Pia Mia attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Tyler, the Creator attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Bonnie Raitt attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Andrew Watt attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: FKA twigs attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Sloane Bozzi and Mike Bozzi attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: James Blake attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Jozzy attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Lucky Daye attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Cage The Elephant attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Lewis Capaldi attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) LaShanna Moore and Gene Moore attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Tim Myers (R) and guest attend the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Cordae attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Brittany Howard attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
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