Beyonce Delivers Touching Tribute To Kobe & Gigi Bryant, With ‘XO’ & ‘Halo’
Beyonce Kobe Gigi Bryant Vanessa: Beyonce has delivered a very emotional tribute to Kobe and Gigi Bryant, at the event of their memorial on the 24th of February, at the Staples Event Centre.
She opened the night with a beautiful rendition of her song, ”Xo‘ which she informs us used to be Kobe’s Favorite. The rendition was followed by a never-heard-before version of Halo, supported by a choir bedecked in white.
We have heard Beyonce perform Halo a thousand times, but something about this rendition took us to heaven and back.
During her opening speech, Beyonce said,
“I’m here because I love Kobe, and that was one of his favourite songs.”
The ‘Sweet Dreams’ singer also invited the crowd to join her sing, in hopes that the packed collection of voices would be carried up into the clouds, to Gigi and Kobe.
In a subtle show of love, Beyonce also had the names, Kobe and Gigi painted on each of her nails. Fans were quick to point it out.
We are only just finding out that Beyonce and Vanessa Bryant shared a close friendship, as the Queen could be seen in clips, comforting the wife of the former Lakers champion. Also, from the clips shown, we can see the Bryants at Beyonce’s baby shower.
A lot of celebrities were in attendance, Like Kim and Kanye West, Jlo, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union amongst others. Notable Basketball legends were in attendance, such as Tim Duncan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Diana Taurasi, Phil Jackson, LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Boston Celtics icon Bill Russell.
Watch the performance from Beyonce here: