Lil Wayne honors Kobe with remixed song at #BETAwards

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jun 29, 2020 03:25 PM
Lil Wayne honors Kobe with remixed song at #BETAwards
Rapper Lil Wayne paid tribute to the late Lakers great during the 2020 BET Awards, performing a remixed version of his 2009 song "Kobe Bryant." (AP photo)

Kobe Bryant is gone but never forgotten.

Rapper Lil Wayne paid tribute to the late Lakers great during the 2020 BET Awards, performing a remixed version of his 2009 song "Kobe Bryant."

Lil Wayne originally did the song before Bryant won a fourth NBA title. The Lakers beat the Orlando Magic after five games in the 2009 NBA Finals.

The 2020 version of the song pays tribute to Kobe and his daughter Gianna, who both died along with seven others during a helicopter crash in January.

"This is Black power status. Two fingers for the Mambacita. I'm screamin' Black Mamba matters. My heart goes out to Vanessa and the whole Black Mamba family," Lil Wayne sang.

"Rest in power. Let's hope for peace. Black lives matter, facts," Lil Wayne ended.

The performance ended with Lil Wayne walking off the stage and then a video of Kobe from his final Lakers game saying "Mamba out."

 

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