#BREAKINGNEWS - Updated: Sunday, Jan. 26th, 2020 at 8:23 pm
Despite the sudden death of the worldwide all-star Kobe Bryant, the show must go on...
However, The Recording Academy stepped up and scrambled their meticulously planned schedule to put together a last-minute tribute to the Lakers star. Producers took the time just minutes before the show was set to air live and create the perfect salute to the iconic basketball star.
Lizo took to the sage opening up the 62nd Grammy Awards by singing her song "Cuz I Love You" and stating: "Tonight is for Kobe"
Shortly after the "Good As Hell" singer gave way to Alicia keys who spoke out at the honoring the star, his 13-year-old daughter, and 7 others inside of the Sikorski S-76 Helicopter.
“We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now, we’re literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”
As the Staples Center was closed to the public for the Grammys, Angelenos took to the streets and built a memorial for the Laker's legend outside. The Recording Academy Interium Cheif Harvey Mason also held a moment of silence for Byrant at the premiere ceremony.
Along with the tribute to Bryant, L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle, who unfortunately passed away in a shooting last year, AND who won posthumous Grammy moments prior to the shows launch during the pre-show ceremony will be honored during the show.
For this, we say good job to the Academy for pulling together a beautiful tribute to those we lost today.