Anderson .Paak Pays Tribute to Mac Miller at BET Hip Hop Awards: 'Legends Never Die'

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Anderson .Paak onstage during the BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 at Fillmore Miami Beach on Oct. 6, 2018 in Miami Beach, Fla.

On Tuesday night (Oct. 16), Anderson .Paak paid homage to the late Mac Miller during the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards. 

While onstage, .Paak referred to Miller as a "legend" who eclipsed expectations placed upon him and his career. "Legends never die. Legends never die," .Paak said. "And Mac Miller not was, but is, a whole legend."

.Paak also spoke about Miller's ability to influence artists in the genre and how much he treasured their friendship. "Mac Miller was a humble rock star, he was a rapper's rapper, he was a[n] actor, a comedian, a musical genius [...] Mac Miller was a brother, he was my friend," he said. "I loved him and I still love him."

Before concluding his poignant tribute, the Malibu crooner shouted out The Mac Miller's Circle Fund. "This fund speaks to the man that Mac is," .Paak concluded.

On Oct. 31, .Paak will be performing alongside Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, SZA and more at Mac Miller's benefit concert. The Halloween showcase will be held at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.  

Watch .Paak's heartfelt tribute to Miller below.

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