Queen Latifah is exhibiting the late Kobe Bryant some love.
The Grammy winner carried out on the 2020 NBA All-Star Saturday Evening occasion, singing Stevie Marvel’s “Love’s in Want of Love Immediately,” however with a twist.
Latifah, 49, added a rap verse to the legendary musician’s music, wherein she added a line paying tribute to Bryant.
“Give love a shot / Whenever you do, say ‘Kobe’ / 24 hours, eight days every week, trophies,” she rapped.
The group could possibly be heard cheering after the road.
The performance comes a number of weeks after Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California in late January. He was 41. Bryant’s daughter Gianna was additionally among the many victims of the crash.
On the day he handed, Latifah took to Instagram to share her grief.
The “Chicago” star shared a photograph of a cross with the phrases “God Bless Kobe” written over it.
“Omg an icon and his daughter,” she wrote within the caption. “Lord Discover the Manner to Make A Restful Peace For The Followers and The Household.”
The NBA All-Star Recreation will happen Sunday night and can characteristic a particular tribute to Bryant by Jennifer Hudson earlier than the sport begins. Chaka Khan, Likelihood the Rapper, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo are additionally set to carry out.