The 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards were slated to
go down on October 10th. However, this way
the event coincides with the much talked-
about anniversary of the Million Man March,
aptly dubbed Justice or Else . As you might
know, Minister Louis Farrakhan has been
touring the country heavily promoting the
March among members of the urban
community and renowned hip-hop artists for
quite some time.
According to AllHipHop, Russell Simmons made a high level call to a BET executive and
convinced the network to push up the awards
show. This year’s edition of the annual Hip-
Hop Awards will now happen a day earlier, on
Russell Simmons made a high
level call to a BET executive
respectfully requesting a date
change due to “Justice Or Else”
and BET mutually obliged and
changed the date to October
9th,” a source told AllHipHop.
As per usual, the 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards
will air a couple of weeks after they get shot.
The nominations should be announced in a few
days, so stay tuned.