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)."