Lil Wayne dedicates BET award performance to Kobe Bryant

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The rapper paid tribute to the late National Basketball Association superstar with a video highlighting some of his greatest moments on the court and backed with Wayne's 2009 track named for Bryant.

On Sunday night (June 28), the 37-year-old rapper performed a special number in honor of the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar during the annual BET Awards, which was held online this year.

Bryant, 41, was killed in a January helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Lil Wayne's tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna gave us goosebumps.

Lil Wayne has written a attractive song in tribute to late basketball star and legend Kobe Bryant. "This is Black power status/Two fingers for the Mambacita/I'm screamin' Black Mamba matters", he rapped.

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The rapper's performance also included a shout-out to the late athlete's family and wife Vanessa. Weezy stood out from the stack of other performances, including Meg Thee Stallion and Chloe & Halle, for the updated, remixed version of his 2009 track addressing Bryant's talent, legacy, and the current Black Lives Matter movement.

Lil Wayne debuted his hit single "Kobe Bryant" following Bryant's remarkable performance in Game 6 of the 2009 Western Conference Finals.

"For you youngins in the comments, Lil Wayne was Kobe's favourite artist. that's the reason he was chosen".

The 20th edition of the BET Awards was hosted by Amanda Seales and was aired on ViacomCNS networks.

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