In an emotional tribute in front of 20, 000 friends and fans who gathered at the Staples Center, his wife, Vanessa Bryant said: “God knew they couldn’t be on this Earth without each other, he had to bring them home to have them together.”
Bryant later described Gianna as “an amazingly sweet and gentle soul” who lit up every room she walked into.
As she choked in tears, she spoke about how her daughter inherited her father’s fierce love and talent for basketball, and how she would never get to see Gianna become the trailblazer she was destined to be in the sports world.
The Queen B opened her tribute singing two of Kobe’s favorite songs, “Halo,” from her 2008 album I Am… Sasha Fierce and “XO” from her 2013 Beyoncé album.
“I’m here because I love Kobe, and this was one of his favorite songs,” she said.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 24, 2020
Now, look at Queen B’s nails which had Kobe and Gianna written in gold.
Ciara wrote “Rest In Paradise Angels #KobeGiGi,” spotting a beautifully manicured nails with their names painted in gold glitter inside her fingertips.
— Ciara (@ciara) February 24, 2020
Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa’s close pal, “crafted a nude polish with sparkles with numbers ‘2’ for Gianna and ‘24’ for Kobe,” according to Hola.
24 & 2 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/VYccQLb01X
— jlo (@JLo) February 24, 2020
Kobe and Gianna were loved by many and the #MamabaForever nail art designs were in high demand in salons.
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