Much to followers’ shock and disappointment, neither a photograph or video of Kobe Bryant was added to the 2020 Grammy Awards’ In Memoriam section. The award present was held simply hours after the NBA star’s deadly helicopter crash.
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On the identical day the 2020 Grammy Awards was held (Jan. 26), Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, broke hearts worldwide after shedding their lives in a helicopter crash. Since the crash occurred simply hours earlier than the award present, many of these mourning followers assumed Kobe would of course be included within the Grammys In Memoriam section, which honors singers and music trade professionals who’ve handed away — sadly, that was not the case. Kobe was not solely a five-time Los Angeles Lakers champion, however he was as soon as signed to Sony Records and tried out rap within the late ’90s. Fans didn’t overlook these info.
“Excuse me Grammys but y’all having an event in KOBE house and y’all couldn’t put this man in the memorial tribute he’s spent more time in that building than anyone else. Not to mention @kobebryant was a rapper probably the only thing he didn’t do well but he did it,” one such fan tweeted on Sunday evening. Another upset viewer wrote, “Grammys for real didn’t include Kobe in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment. You had people who didn’t sing a lick of music but were in the industry but sure let’s forget bout this bit. Cancel the whole damn thing. Don’t @ me.”
Kobe did, nevertheless, have his very personal particular tribute proper originally of the award present. To open the present, Grammys host Alicia Keys advised the viewers, “Here we are together on music’s biggest night celebrating the artists that do it best. But to be honest with you, we’re all feeling crazy sadness right now because earlier today Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero.” Alicia additionally didn’t overlook that the Staples Center, which served because the Grammys’ venue, was additionally the very place the place Kobe performed numerous video games till retiring in 2016. “We’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built,” Alicia stated amid her heartrending speech. Alicia, together with Boyz II Men, proceeded to recollect Kobe by means of tune.
Now, all eyes are on the Oscars, the following large award present to comply with the Grammys. The multi-talented NBA star gained an Oscar for “Best Animated Short Film” for his movie, Dear Basketball, and followers expect to see Kobe not less than be included in that award present’s particular tribute to stars who’ve handed away. “Kobe Bryant is an Oscar winner so he better be in that in memoriam,” one such fan tweeted.
Kobe and his daughter, Gianna, have been on-board a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter with seven different folks, together with the pilot, and authorities confirmed in a press convention that there have been no survivors. The identities of every passenger have but to formally be launched by the L.A. County’s coroner’s workplace, however one was Gianna’s basketball teammate, Alyssa Altobelli, who performed on Los Angeles Lady Mambas women’ staff with Kobe’s daughter. After departing John Wayne Airport in Orange County, the helicopter crashed in Calabasas, beginning a brush hearth.