News: Flo Rida Chokes Up Over Paul Walker's Death During Live Concert [Video]
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 4:23PM
Miami rapper Flo Rida is the latest hip-hop artist to pay homage to the memory of The Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker this week at a live concert.
During a Texas performance, Flo dedicated a few words to the late movie star.
The death of Paul Walker has struck a chord with rapper Flo Rida ... who took a moment during his live concert in Dallas last night to pay tribute to the late actor ... and TMZ has the footage. Flo was performing at the Jingle Ball concert when he started to get emotional about Walker -- saying, "He was a rider himself ... much love, god bless your family and yourself, Paul Walker." It's unclear if the two were friends or if Flo was just a big fan. Either way ... nice moment. (TMZ)
Wu-Tang leader RZA issued a statement on Walker's passing and released a tribute track called "Destiny Bends" Monday (December 2).
"This song, entitled "Destiny Bends" was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity." (Statement)
Bobby Digital also revealed there were plans for them to work together in the future.
"Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others' paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can't take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but "destiny bends". *Note* This song is not for criticism, it's just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect. Your comrade in the struggle, RZA Regards" (Statement)
Details of the horrific weekend car wreck scattered across the Internet on Sunday.
Actor Paul Walker, who gained fame as an undercover detective in the hugely successful "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, was killed Saturday in a car accident in Valencia, his representatives confirmed. The single vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. (Los Angeles Times)
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