While attending a discussion held at Columbia University on Tuesday, the American rapper paid tribute to late basketballer, Kobe Bryant, and his thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna. Jay-Z also talked about one of the final conversations they had together.
Jay-Z, while reflecting on the friendship he had with Kobe, said:
Kobe was a guy who looked up to me and we’ve hung out multiple times.
He was just in the greatest space that I’ve seen him in. one of the last things he said to me was, ‘You gotta see Gianna play basketball.’ That was one of the most hurtful things ‘cause he was so proud.
The American rapper, who is also a father, could see how proud Kobe was of his daughter.
I looked at him and said, ‘Oh, she’s going to be the best female basketball player in the world.’ He was just so proud of what he said.
The loss of Kobe and his daughter have been undoubtedly hard for the American rapper and his wife, Beyoncé.
He further said:
That’s really a tough one and my wife and I took that-are taking that-really tough. Just a great human being and was in a great space in his life.
The multiple-award-winning songstress, Beyoncé, also paid homage to the legend and his daughter as she shared photos of them and wrote a heartfelt message, expressing her pain over the tragic loss.
I will continue to diligently pray for your Queens. You are deeply missed beloved Kobe.
The picture was one where Kobe was seen kissing his daughter.
While discussing at the Columbia University, Jay-Z also addressed the story that has been on almost everyone’s lips, where he and Beyoncé did not stand up for the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Jay-Z insisted that it was not a political statement.