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 has 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 during 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 January 26, 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.
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'Black Mamba' was travelling with at least 4 other people in his private helicopter when the accident happened. It is believed a fire broke out and the helicopter spiralled out of control.

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

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 youngins 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 4th ring."

@MMagashi said:

"Greatness recognizing greatness."

In a related story, previously reported that amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the world, BET Awards, went down on Sunday, June 28, in a virtual ceremony that had millions of viewers tune in.

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The 2020 show was hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales. Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Usher, Summer Walker, Lil Wayne among others thrilled the online viewers with interesting performances.

Nigeria's Burna Boy also emerged as the Best International Act, making him the first artiste to bag the award twice in a row.

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