“In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle,” John Legend wrote on Twitter. “Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes.” Lil Nas X posted a simple “r.i.p.” message with a sad face accompanying a photo of Bryant. On Instagram, Demi Lovato posted a photo of herself alongside Bryant and said that he was “always so sweet to me.” “You’re a legend with wings now,” she wrote, adding an update after she heard that one of Bryant’s daughters also died in the crash. “This whole family was so sweet and now they’re in my prayers heavy,” Lovato said. “R.I.P. Gigi beautiful girl.” Lil Nas X performing “Old Town Road” at the Grammys with a Kobe Bryant jersey in the background.Credit…Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Read Also: Messi, Ronaldo pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after NBA legend dies Billy Ray Cyrus, who, with Lil Nas X won best pop duo/group performance for “Old Town Road” — which also won best music video — dedicated both of the awards to Bryant and his daughter. “Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time,” Cyrus said on Twitter. The producer and D.J. Diplo, speaking to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, called the deaths “devastating.” He said Bryant “transcends iconic, so he’s going to live forever.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President? Loading… Alicia Keys addressed the death of the retired NBA legend and Lakers star Kobe Bryant as the awards ceremony began at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys performs a tribute to Kobe Bryant with Boyz II Men at the Grammys on Sunday.Credit…Mario Anzuoni/Reuters “Tonight is for Kobe,” Lizzo declared at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, belting out the lyrics to “Cuz I Love You” as the show kicked off. The “Truth Hurts” singer’s performance gave way to Alicia Keys, who is hosting the show for the second time and took a moment to honor the retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. He was killed in a helicopter crash earlier in the day with his daughter Gianna and seven others near Calabasas, Calif. “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” Keys said. “We’re literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.” The Grammys are held at the Staples Center, where Bryant spent most of his N.B.A. career. The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, said on Twitter: “Remembering Kobe Bryant tonight while we honor music in the house that he built.” Throughout the night, Bryant’s jersey appeared during performances, including an Aerosmith and Run DMC show of “Living on the Edge” and “Walk This Way” and Lil Nas X’s ensemble remix of “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey, Young Thug and Nas. Bryant was also mentioned during the performance tribute to Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, who was shot and killed outside his clothing store last year, won his first Grammy earlier in the night for “Racks in The Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy. Earlier, outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, fans dressed in Lakers gear and shades of purple dropped off flowers at a makeshift tribute honoring Bryant.A moment of silence was held for Bryant during the show’s pre-telecast ceremony, where many of the awards are handed out. Harvey Mason Jr., the chairman and interim chief of the Recording Academy, called for the gesture “since we are in his house,” The Associated Press reported. Online, some of the artists set to appear at the Grammys posted tributes to the Lakers star.
RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Paris Saint-Germain have maintained their unbeaten record in Group A after coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter at the Bernabeu.Real were well on course for victory thanks to a double from Karim Benzema, but late efforts from Kylian Mbappe and Pablo Sarabia secured a point for the French outfit.While PSG have lost their perfect record in the group, Thomas Tuchel’s side have now sealed top spot ahead of their European rivals with a game to spare.Moments before kickoff in Spain, Real’s place in the last 16 was confirmed after Club Brugge could only draw with Galatasaray, and it ultimately led to a more free-flowing performance than may have been produced had they still required a result.While PSG threatened early through two close-range opportunities for Mauro Icardi, Real soon emerged as the better team and deservedly took the lead thanks to a fine team goal finished off by Benzema.Some sharp play from Eden Hazard set things in motion and after Isco had fired against the post after meeting Federico Valverde’s cutback, the Frenchman was on hand to send a smart finish into the far corner of the net.Hazard was producing arguably his best performance since his arrival from Chelsea in the summer, although it was Toni Kroos who twice went close with good efforts from the edge of the area.Dani Carvajal and Marcelo also tested former Real stopper Keylor Navas, although PSG came more into the contest during the final 15 minutes with Marco Verratti having a long-range effort pushed away by Thibaut Cortois and Mbappe firing too close to the goalkeeper from a tight angle.Just before the half-time whistle, the visitors thought they had earned a penalty when Courtois tripped Icardi inside the area, with the place where the infringement took place only being confirmed by VAR.However, after the referee had taken the opportunity to watch the video screen at the side of the pitch, he withdrew a red card controversially handed to Courtois and overturned his call to give a penalty due to a soft foul on Marcelo on the halfway line.Thomas Tuchel chose to introduce Neymar at half time, but it was Real who stormed out of the blocks after the restart, with Benzema having a close-range effort blocked by Navas.While PSG continued to have flurries forward, the better chances were being created by Real, firstly through Kroos who saw another 20-yard strike go narrowly off target.Moments later, Navas was back in the action to claw away Isco’s flick at the near post, but Real’s momentum was halted when Hazard was forced to be withdrawn with an ankle injury.Gareth Bale received a mixed reaction as he replaced the Belgian, but the winger played his part as Real extended their advantage with just 11 minutes remaining.The Welshman’s header led to the ball going into the path of Marcelo, and the left-back’s cross was perfect for Benzema to power a header into the roof of the net from six yards out.However, while there was a feeling that PSG were beaten, the visitors were gifted a way back into the contest by Raphael Varane and Courtois, who got in each other’s way to allow Mbappe to divert the ball into the net from virtually on the line.The French giants had the momentum and their equaliser arrived just over two minutes later as the ball found its way to Sarabia, who was waiting on the edge of the area.While the former Sevilla man had the time to take a touch, he instead found the top corner of Courtois’s net with a stunning half-volley.Both teams had further opportunities during four minutes of added-on time, with Bale almost stealing the headlines with a brilliant free kick which struck the post.However, after that near miss, the teams were left to share the spoils, with PSG likely being more satisfied with a point than their hosts.Tags: PSGReal MadridUCL