Just a week ago, Snoop dogg paid tribute to Kobe Bryant at the ESPY Awards. Now at the BET Awards, rapper Lil Wayne also took the opportunity to pay tribute to Bryant. In 2009, Wayne released a song about the legend of the Lakers. It would have been inspired by Kobeperformance of the 2009 Western Conference final against Denver. The BET Awards performance was the same song, but with a whole new verse.
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The video starts with Kobe saying he wants to be the best. Then he understands the praise of Kobe by commentators before Wayne begins to rap. His admiration for Bryant manifests itself from the start when he says: “2-4 on my shirt, he’s the biggest on the court.”
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The new lyrics also honor Bryant’s late daughter Gianna. “Two fingers for the Mambacita. I screamin ‘Black Mamba does matter. “He ends the song with a sincere message.” The heart goes to Vanessa and the whole Black Mamba family. GOAT like Kobe Bean, stays in power and hopes for peace. “
Vanessa Bryant also shared the video on her Instagram account.
Talk to LA Weekly A few years ago, Wayne said he grew up as a Lakers fan just because of Kobe. He also mentioned that in the NBA, Kobe was his closest friend. After the 2009 championship, Wayne also joined the Lakers in a trophy photo shoot.
In March, Lil Wayne told MTV: “What I admire the most is how [his legacy] evolved. We knew him as the phenomenal kid straight out of high school. He hit the league and whispered it, [then] he became champion. It is very difficult to become a champion. He did it again and again. “
Wayne’s admiration for Kobe is shared around the world. It’s been months now, but it still hasn’t been enough for fans, colleagues, and even family members to truly overcome the loss of Bryant. The many tributes to him show just how much respect Bryant has earned for everything he has done, not only on the field but also off the field.