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DJ Khaled And John Legend Pay Tribute to Nipsey Hussle on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The duo performed “Higher," their new song featuring Nipsey Hussle.
By Paula Rogo · May 19, 2019

DJ Khaled and John Legend paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle when they performed on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

The duo, who were guest hosts on the variety show, performed their new single “Higher,” which also featured the late rapper. Hussle, whose given name was Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down earlier this year outside his Marathon clothing store in his home city of Los Angeles.

“Long live Nipsey Hussle!,” exclaimed Khaled, who wore a hoodie with a picture of Hussle. During the performance, Hussle’s face also appeared in lights behind the singers.

Khaled dropped the video for the song earlier this week as another tribute to Hussle.

“A gift from my brother Nipsey that we want to share with the world. We miss you and we will forever keep your legacy going. The Marathon Continues. God Bless You,” tweeted Khaled.

Khaled revealed in a statement that the music video was filmed just days before Hussle’s death.