When it came time to pay tribute to the late great Nipsey Hussle at the 2020 Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy called upon a series of artists for a major collaborative performance.
With an introduction from Ava DuVernay, the performance began with a verse from Meek Mill, where he directly addressed Hussle, rapping about the pain his death has caused himself and the hip-hop community at large. "Damn, I wish I could have seen it coming," he said.
The stage quicky opened up, revealing DJ Khaled and John Legend, who launched into their track "Higher," featuring Hussle, accompanied by a full choir. When Nipsey's verse was called for, they cut to a video clip of the late icon performing it.