Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Immortalize With Basketball Court Size Mural
A gigantic mural was unveiled in honor of Kobe and Gianna Bryant in the Philippines.
In the wake of the sudden, shocking death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven other victims, the world is still frantic but slowly coming to terms with that reality. Many basketball fans all over the globe have been finding creative ways to honor Kobe, a legend. In the Philippines, where basketball has always been the main sport, they revealed a breathtaking mural of Kobe and Gigi on the Tenement basketball court in Manila. Sports Center took to Instagram to share a photo of the dedication with the caption: “This giant mural of Kobe & Gianna was painted hours after their death in Valenzuela, Philippines, where basketball has always been hugely popular.”
Only hours after news of Kobe’s death seeped into the press, fans in Los Angeles flocked to the Staples Center, where they laid wreaths and stood in silence to honor Kobe’s memory. A popular local graffiti artist also painted a mural of Kobe and Gigi on the city walls sharing the image to Instagram writing, “Let the honors roll.”
There have been many other ways in which athletes and fans have been honoring Kobe Bryant. The manager of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team announced that they would be retiring the team’s 24 jersey, which was Kobe’s iconic number.
On Sunday evening at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which was held at the Staples Center, Alicia Keys and Boys II Men opened the show with a song tribute to the departed basketball icon. Later on in the show, when John Legend, DJ Khaled, Roddy Rich, Meek Mill, and more took the stage to honor Nipsey Hussle, the monitors displayed a photo of Kobe next to the “Marathon” rapper as well.
There are also rumors that they are considering renaming the Staples Center in honor of the late iconic Kobe Bryant. These tributes and dedications will certainly go on for a while as the world continues to pick up the pieces from this tragedy. Please continue to also keep the family in your prayers.
Chris Brown Explains Why He Is Still In Love “WITH HER” Rihanna or Karrueche Tran
Chris Brown is alluding to an ex that he is still in love with. Could he be talking about Rihanna or Karrueche Tran?
Chris Brown has definitely commanded our attention with his latest “anybody’s guess” social media post. The singer who just welcomed his second child and first son with his believed to be girlfriend Ammika Harris, shared a suspicious caption alongside a short gif-like video he posted.
In the Instagram post, Chris is seated in a radio interview setting and appears to be blushing quite intensely behind his gorgeous smile. In the caption, Chris said, “When someone asks, after all this time… why are u still in love WITH HER? My ANSWER: BECAUSE TIME HAS NO RELEVANCE WHEN ITS UNCONDITIONAL,” the singer wrote.
Fans were quick to start guessing who Chris might be talking about. Of course, many are speculating that the singer must be talking about once the love of his life and newly single global megastar, Rihanna. Chris Brown and the island beauty had a very high profile relationship in the decade prior to the last. When we put it that way, it sounds like a really long time ago, but like Breezy said, “time has no relevance when it’s unconditional.”
There are also some fans who believe that Chris Brown could be talking about another popular ex, one that he’s never been shy to name drop in his songs, Karreuche Tran. Though the singer’s recent ex is currently in a much publicized and seemingly happy relationship with Victor Cruz, this could hardly thwart Chris Brown’s undying love for the model and actress.
Fans are still trying to decipher the mysterious caption scribed by the vocal powerhouse and dancing king. In my analysis, I would say Chris Brown might have already given himself away. I ask that you take a moment to review exhibit A, Chris Brown’s own lyrics: “When she touches me, I’m wishing that they were your hands/And when I’m with her it’s only bout the sex/WITH YOU I HAD A BAD ROMANCE/And if I could, straight up man I would/’CAUSE NOBODY COMPARES TO YA,” he sang on his 2011 record “She Ain’t You.” Hmmm, who could Chris Brown have had a “bad romance” with by the year 2011? Who could no one compare to in his eyes at that time?
While we’re all free to speculate, the singer never gave any direct hints to who he was talking about. After receiving a prompt influx of comments from curious fans, Chris was forced to turn off the comments before later deleting the post altogether. What do you think inspired him to confess in the first place? Maybe the truth will be uncovered in an upcoming interview. Well, we can hope.
Kanye West Honors Kobe Bryant At Sunday Service With Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin
Kanye West is paying his respects to Kobe Bryant after his tragic death.
The world has been shaken by the death of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others after a tragic helicopter crash on Sunday. There has been an enormous outpouring of love and support for the family from celebrities who were fans of Kobe, and some that even considered him a friend. Kanye West turned to his faith and his Sunday Service performance to deal with the horrifying news, posting a picture of himself alongside Kobe with the caption, “Kobe, we love you brother. We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.”
Kanye held a special midnight Sunday Service with performances from Kirk Franklin and Chance The Rapper to pay tribute to the fallen legend. In video clips of the event, Chance can be seen choking back tears as he performs a few verses from “Ultralight Beam” for a crowd that shouts words of comfort and encouragement. Kirk Franklin can be seen talking about how to deal with terrible events that don’t seem to make any sense, and letting listeners know that it is okay to ask God, “Why?”. Kanye West freestyled through his pain at the service, rapping, “I was driving home/They was leaving your jersey on the freeway/And I just broke down, broke down, broke down.”
Kanye West and Kobe Bryant have built a relationship over the years and Ye was even spotted at Kobe’s final NBA game before he retired in 2016. The two appeared in a commercial together that fans have been circulating as one of their favorite Kobe moments since his passing.
Kobe: “But are you a different animal and the same beast?”
— Zelle (@_TheoHuxtable) January 27, 2020
Kobe Bryant was only 41-years-old when he lost his life in the crash that also killed his teenage daughter, Gianna, and seven others on their way to a basketball camp in Calabasas, Calif. The 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which took place later that night in the Staples Center, the same arena where Kobe spent his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, featured several artists dedicating their performances to the terrible loss. The cause of the crash is still unclear, and the FAA is currently investigating although reports have surfaced that dense fog played a factor.
Kobe, We love you brother
We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave pic.twitter.com/pxbgLOOmpY
— ye (@kanyewest) January 26, 2020
Lil Wayne’s “Funeral” Album Tracklist Leaked, No Drake On Lineup
Lil Wayne has been battling a lot of leaks lately including the tracklist of his upcoming album, Funeral.
Lil Wayne teased the release of his upcoming album Funeral, on Thursday and fans are already buzzing with excitement for the release. If the release date was not enough, fans are now getting a chance to window shop before the actual drop, as the tracklist for the album has allegedly been leaked. If the screenshot that has been floating around proves to be true, then we are looking at a 12 track album.
The features are also quite interesting, as we see the likes of pop singer Halsey, Corey Gunz, Gudda Gudda, Big Sean, Trippie Redd, Nicki Minaj, DaBaby, Lil Baby and Roc Nation boss JAY-Z. Jay and Wayne have shared a topsyturvy type of relationship over the years. Both have dissed each other in tracks and on stage shows. However, the latter years have seen the two label executives working out their differences, with JAY-Z even helping Tunchi out of a tough spot when he needed some extra change for a tax bill.
While the Jay feature is one for the books, another surprise is that Drake is not on the album. Drake and Lil Wayne have terrific chemistry that has produced some hip hop classics over the years, so it would be a shame if the 6 God is actually not on the project.
These are all speculations as the day of truth will be January 31, 2020, when the album is officially released. Funeral will make it Wayne’s 13th studio album and will follow up last year’s Tha Carter V release, which “debuted No. 1 on Billboard 200 With Second-Largest Streaming Week Ever for an Album, ” according to Billboard.
Some fans are concerned about the title of the album, fearing that it marks the last album Tunchi will ever release. While it seems highly unlikely that Wayne would quit the business and go cold turkey, stranger things have happened in the past.
Fans around the world cannot wait for the release to unlock what Funeral is all about, and the rumored tracklist is definitely adding to that anticipation. This is not the official tracklist t
Machine Gun Kelly Blast Eminem Over Racy Grindr Photo, Calls Him Desperate
Machine Gun Kelly takes another jab at Eminem for revealing this racy Grindr photo, says its an act of desperation.
The latest social media trend has caused some old beef to rise to the surface after Eminem decided to participate in the “#DollyPartonChallenge.” Compiling four different profile pictures, Em posted his own interpretation of the challenge, which included a photo for the gay dating app, Grindr, asking his fans, “Did I do this right?” Apparently still bitter over their tense past, Machine Gun Kelly took to Twitter to respond, “50 year old artists tryna be relevant to the youth by posting trending meme’s is something I never thought i’d see #2020.” MGK quickly took the post down.
Eminem, who is 47-years-old, addressed the beef with MGK on his most recent album, Music To Be Murdered By. On the track, “Unaccommodating,” Em raps, “But when they ask me is the war finished with MGK? Of course it is. Cleansed him of his mortal sins. I’m God/I’m the Lord, forgives even the devil worshippers.”
The beef between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly goes back years to when MGK made sexual comments about Slim Shady’s daughter, who was underage at the time. Em marinated on the incident for several years before calling MGK out on “Kamikaze” in 2018. MGK quickly responded with the diss track “Rap Devil,” to which Eminem fired back with “Killshot,” effectively ending the war with a savage lyrical takedown.
Did I do this right? pic.twitter.com/ZkoV5T4yxB
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 24, 2020
Considering MGK removed the most recent tweet about Marshall Mathers shortly after it was posted, it seems like he might be reluctant to start a new war with the rap legend. However, Kelly didn’t shy away from criticizing Em’s new album, tweeting “mad af I just stepped out a loud room to hear this bullsh*t,” and “he’s been rich and mad for 20 years straight”. Despite what his enemies may think of the project, Music To Be Murdered By is expected to debut at No. 1, making Eminem the first artist in history to earn ten consecutive No. 1 albums.
Rihanna And Chrissy Lampkin Share Intense Moment At Roc Nation Brunch In This Viral Video
Fans are trying to get the scoop about what Rihanna and Chrissy Lampkin could have possibly been discussing over brunch and mimosas.
The day before the Grammys is marked by lavish parties and big stars gearing up for the biggest night in music. This year, many of the biggest names in the industry showed up to celebrate award season at the annual Roc Nation Brunch, including a rarely-seen Rihanna. Since taking a break from music to focus on her fashion and makeup companies, Rih doesn’t seem to step out nearly as often as she once did. While the superstar spent most of her time at the party taking pictures with other artists and socializing, the “Rude Boy” singer had an interesting exchange with Love & Hip Hop star, Chrissy Lampkin.
Seen in a short clip taken at the brunch, Rihanna stood in front of Chrissy with her arms crossed in a defiant manner and a clearly irritated expression. While it is impossible to hear Rih in the clip, it appears that she is yelling or at least talking in a hostile manner.
Some viewers believe the last phrase out of Rih’s mouth is, “I don’t f*ck with that”, but it isn’t clear what she would be referring to. After shaking her head at Chrissy, longtime girlfriend of Jim Jones, Lampkin leans in to say something further to Rihanna, possibly attempting to calm her down or deescalate the situation.
Comments on the video have been flooded with guesses about what could have possibly sparked the tense moment, including Chrissy asking Rihanna about when she is going to drop new music, and Rihanna commenting on Chrissy’s long engagement to Jim Jones. Some fans believe Rihanna and Chrissy may officially have beef now, while others think Rih was just remarking on something that irritated her to a friend. Unless one of these two ladies decides to spill the tea, we may never know what actually went down.
What do you think the exchange was about?
— DarienIsaac (@darienisaac_) January 26, 2020
Chrissy: Gurl…so when is the album really dropping?
— Troy Taylor (@theglowboy) January 26, 2020
Rihanna’s face and Chrissy’s Pelle pelle jacket ….. pic.twitter.com/zUCVeu5YT8
— Jelly Santos (@MrsJellySantos) January 26, 2020
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