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Late Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Soulfully Honored at Grammys 2020

Published Mon Jan 27 2020 By Chester
Late Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Soulfully Honored at Grammys 2020

Singer Alicia Keys, the host of 2020 Grammy Awards, took a moment at the Sunday night musical ceremony to tribute the demise of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.

For those who are unfamiliar with the news, the Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, 41, his daughter Gianna,13, and seven others passed away in a helicopter crash that happened on Sunday morning at Calabasas, California.

At the start of the show, Lizzo declared, "Tonight is for Kobe," before she performed a medley of "Cuz I Love You" and "Truth Hurts."

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"Here we are together, on music's biggest night, celebrating the artists that do it best, but to be honest with you, we're all feeling crazy sadness right now," Keys started her statement.

The heartfelt speech was given right after the show opener Lizzo performance at Staples Center, Los Angeles, which seemed to be the place where Bryant played for the most of his career.  

Lizzo and artist like DJ Khaled, John Legend also paid tribute to Kobe and later rapper Nipsey Hussle who was allegedly shot and killed near his clothing store.

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Adding on Keys shared, "Because earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero. And we're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.

"Right now, Kobe and his daughter Gianna and all of those that have been tragically lost today are in our spirit, they're in our hearts, they're in our prayers, they're in this building," she continued.

Near the end of her soulful speech Alicia,39, then asked 'everyone to take a moment and just hold them inside of you.'

Our heartfelt condolence to the NBA star Kobe, Gianna, and other seven souls; may their departed soul rest in peace in heaven.

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