Ava DuVernay’s Nipsey Hussle Documentary is Heading to Netflix

Nipsey Hussle in 2018. Photo by Imagespace/Shutterstock (9725827z)

Nipsey Hussle’s sudden passing took the world by storm last year, and his fellow artists are not done celebrating his legacy. Ava DuVernay is working on a documentary about the late rapper, and it’s been reported that Netflix won the rights for this project.

The announcement comes shortly after DuVernay introduced a tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards, which included a special performance from Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, and John Legend, who all greatly admired his artistry and immense talent.

DuVernay broke into the mainstream with her Martin Luther King biopic Selma and is no stranger to the documentary form. Back in 2016, she received an Oscar nomination for her documentary 13th, which explored the racial injustice of the prison system in the United States.

Like the upcoming Nipsey Hussle documentary, this project was distributed by Netflix. Netflix also released her mini-series When They See Us, which received a record number of 16 nominations for Emmy Awards last year.