American Hip hop mogul, Jay-Z has disclosed one of the last things NBA legend Kobe Bryant said to him before his tragic death in a helicopter crash.
Recall, Kobe Bryant, 41, died along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna and 7 other passengers when the helicopter they were flying in crashed near Calabasas on January 26, 2020.
Speaking to students at Columbia University on Tuesday, January 4th, Jay-Z, 50, talked about his sports agency and his relationship with the late Basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant.
When asked about his relationship with Bryant, the Tidal founder took a pause to compose his thoughts, and then began by saying, ‘Kobe was a guy that looked up to me and we’ve hung out multiple times.’
‘He was last at my house on New Year’s and he was just in the greatest space that I’ve seen him in,’ the rapper continued.
‘One of the last things he said to me was, “You’ve gotta see Gianna play basketball,”‘ Jay-Z said, referring to his 13-year-old daughter who died in the crash with Kobe.
‘That was one of the most hurtful things, because he was so proud, and the look on his face was… I looked at him and said, “Oh she’s going to be the best female basketball player in the world.”‘
The Rapper added that Bryant was;
‘just so proud at what he said,’ and that he and his wife Beyonce have taken the loss of Kobe and Gianna, ‘really tough.’
‘That’s all I’ll say on that. He was just a great human being and was in a great space in his life,’ Jay-Z concluded.
Kobe Bryant whose unfortunate death sent shockwaves throughout the world, left behind his wife of 18 years, Vanessa, and 3 other daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, seven months old.