Beyoncé didn’t just deliver a powerful tribute to Kobe Bryant and Gianna on their public memorial on Feb. 24 but a comforting hand to grieving wife & mum Vanessa Bryant as well. When Michael Jordan delivered his eulogy, Vanessa was deeply moved by his words. She broke down, at which point Beyoncé reached out to touch Vanessa’s arm and give solace to her friend in need of comfort.
Before beginning her special tribute by singing XO and Halo, Beyoncé said, “I’m here because I love Kobe and this was one of his favourite songs in the world so sing along.”
Check out the video of Beyonce’s powerful tribute to Kobe and Gigi below:
Vanessa Bryant, while delivering her heartfelt eulogy expressed her feelings saying the following:
The kind of man that wanted to teach the future generations to be better and keep them from making his own mistakes. He always liked working and doing projects to improve kids’ lives. He taught us all valuable lessons about life and sports through his NBA career, his books, his showed detail, and his Punies podcast series, and we’re so thankful he left those lessons and stories behind for us.
He was thoughtful and wrote the best love letters and cards. And GiGi had his wonderful ability to express her feelings and take paper and make you feel her love through her words. She was thoughtful like him. They were so easy to love.
Everyone naturally gravitated towards them. They were funny, happy, silly, and they loved life. They were so full of joy and adventure. God knew they couldn’t be on this Earth without each other. He had to bring them home to have them together.
Babe, you take care of our Gigi. And I got Nani, Bibi and Coco. We’re still the best team. We love and miss you, Boo-Boo and GiGi. May you both rest in peace and have fun in Heaven until we meet again one day. We love you both, and miss you, forever and always. Mommy.