Rest in power.
DJ Khaled and John Legend paid tribute to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle on Saturday Night Live, while performing “Higher,” their joint track with Hussle, which was released on Friday, nearly two months after the rapper was gunned down outside of his Los Angeles clothing store.
“Long live Nipsey Hussle, the Marathon Continues,” Khaled, who was wearing a sweatshirt with a portrait of Nipsey, said as he introduced Legend.
Then, the pair were joined by Khaled’s Father of Asahd collaborators Meek Mill, Sza, J Balvin, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, Jeremih and Lil Baby, who all performed on SNL.View this post on Instagram
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Two days before releasing the track, along with the rapper’s final music video, Khaled announced that all of the song’s proceeds would be donated to Nipsey’s children — son Kross, 2½, with girlfriend Lauren London and daughter Emani, 10, from a previous relationship.
“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend Nipsey Hussle,” Khaled shared in a statement on Twitter.
The hitmaker went on to reveal that just days before Nipsey was killed on March 31, “he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, ‘Higher.’ ”
“After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sh