Kobe Bryant’s and his daughter, Gigi Bryant’s memorial service was held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on Monday. They lost their lives in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. And it was a sad day indeed. Not just for the Bryant family and friends, but for every fan of Kobe’s in the world.
The sold-out Staples Center was filled by fans and celebrities alike. And the last emotional and star-studded celebration for Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant started off by one of the biggest pop stars of the world, Beyonce.
Beyonce’s Performance To Celebrate The Father-Daughter Duo
Beyonce invited the audience to join her in singing her song, XO as she performed with an all-white-dressed band and choir.
“In the darkest night hour, I’ll search through the crowd/Your face is all that I see; I’ll give you everything,” she belted out with the audience singing along with her.
“I’m here because I love Kobe,” Beyonce said to the crowd, “and that was one of his favorite songs. I want you to sing it so loud, they’ll hear your love.”
And then Beyonce sang Halo which was also one of Kobe Bryant’s favorites to celebrate the life and love of the father-daughter duo. After the performance, Beyonce sent out a kiss to the sky and said I love you.
— Variety (@Variety) February 24, 2020
Beyonce’s Outfit Remembers Gigi And Kobe Bryant
However, that was not the only way Beyonce paid tribute. Clad in a yellow dress with purple tips, Beyonce represented the team Kobe played for. Besides incorporating the Lakers’ signature colors in her tribute, Beyonce also wore a pin during her time at the mic that read KB for Kobe Bryant. And on her purple nails were Gigi and Kobe’s names. And to top off her look, Beyonce wore a bold amethyst ring and matching earrings that featured purple stones.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) February 24, 2020
The service also included performances from Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.