Lil Wayne honours late basketball star Kobe Bryant at BET Awards 2020

Lil Wayne honours late basketball star Kobe Bryant at BET Awards 2020

- Lil Wayne recently honoured late basketball legend Kobe Bryant at the BET Awards 2020

- The NBA star passed away in a helicopter crash earlier this year in California, US

- Wayne performed his song titled Kobe Bryant in tribute to 'Black Mamba', whose daughter also died in the fatal crash

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Lil Wayne has written a beautiful song in tribute to late basketball star and legend Kobe Bryant.

The NBA player and admired sportsman passed away in a fatal helicopter crash in California on 26 January this year.

Wayne, who is a legend when it comes to hip-hop music in the US, performed the song titled Kobe Bryant in honour of Kobe at the BET Awards 2020.

Wayne was Kobe's favourite rapper.

Lil Wayne honours late basketball star Kobe Bryant at BET Awards 2020

Lil Wayne honoured late basketball star Kobe Bryant at the BET Awards 2020.
Source: Instagram

'Black Mamba' was travelling with a number of other people in his private helicopter when the accident happened. It is believed a fire broke out and the helicopter spiralled out of control.

Basketball fans from across the world were deeply saddened by the news of Kobe's untimely death. Even Mzansi celebs were heartbroken by their fave basketball star's passing.

Kobe's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also in the helicopter at the time of the crash.

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Social media users who watched Wayne's performance have reacted positively to the song.

@TDahooper commented:

"Wayne's song is like the national anthem for Kobe. I think Wayne was perfect for the tribute."

@armyvet_Payne wrote:

"For you young ones in the comments, Lil Wayne was Kobe’s favourite artist... that’s the reason he was chosen."

@Champagne62345 commented:

"The original version of this song was released 11 years ago, Kobe was still trying to get his fourth ring."

@MMagashi said:

"Greatness recognising greatness."

Briefly.co.za reported that Lil Wayne recently went Instagram official with his plus-sized girlfriend, Denise Bidot. Denise shared a cute photo to her Instagram Stories showing the new couple sharing a kiss.

News of Wayne and Denise’s relationship came after he reportedly split from ex La’tecia Thomas, whom he dated for most of 2019.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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