Queen Latifah is displaying the late Kobe Bryant some love.
The Grammy winner carried out on the 2020 NBA All-Star Saturday Night occasion, singing Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s in Need of Love Today,” however with a twist.
Latifah, 49, added a rap verse to the legendary musician’s tune, through which she added a line paying tribute to Bryant.
“Give love a shot / When you do, say ‘Kobe’ / 24 hours, eight days a week, trophies,” she rapped.
The crowd 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 Find the Way to Make A Restful Peace For The Fans and The Family.”
The NBA All-Star Game will happen Sunday night and can characteristic a particular tribute to Bryant by Jennifer Hudson earlier than the sport begins. Chaka Khan, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo are additionally set to carry out.