Kanye West Honors Kobe Bryant at Midnight Sunday Service With Kirk Franklin & Chance the Rapper

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Kanye West attend the Fast Company Innovation Festival - Day 3 Arrivals on Nov. 07, 2019 in New York City. 

Kanye West was a noted Kobe Bryant fan. The duo connected on multiple occasions, and Ye was even in the building for Kobe's last game ever back in 2016. With society in mourning following Bryant and his daughter's shocking deaths, West hosted a post-Grammys Sunday Service at midnight in Burbank Calif. early Monday (Jan. 27) to begin the healing process.

Snippets from the Service have made their way onto social media. Kirk Franklin looked to be in attendance delivering a moving spoken word, while Chance The Rapper popped up to perform his verse on "Ultralight Beam." Kanye even freestyled a tribute verse in honor of his fallen friend. 

"Kobe, We love you brother," West wrote in a post dedicated to Bryant. "We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave." The accompanying photo was from a 2010 studio session where the Laker legend actually helped Kanye finish off his verse on the "Power (Remix)."

Kim Kardashian was also in attendance along with her sister Kourtney. "My heart is so heavy," Kim K wrote on IG. "No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it. I am praying for the Bryant family, the Altobelli family and the families of all who perished in this unthinkable tragedy. Rest In Peace Legend."

Find highlights of the midnight Sunday Service below. 


Midnight Sunday Service. Clips of Kanye paying tribute to Kobe Bryant in LA. January 27. --

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