Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently surprised basketball fans at a Los Angeles Lakers championship party and performed his tribute song “Kobe Bryant.”
Introduced by Laker players Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant, the rapper performed his song at a California venue.
“We got that dude coming up to the stage right now,” Bryant told the fans. “All my teammates know who I’m talking about. Because before the game that’s all we had in our headset, that dude. I want everybody to put their hands together and bring out my man, my man man, Lil Weezy!” (Rap Radar)
The event was reportedly packed with fans and celebrities, including Diddy and Kanye West.
“I said it went from Magic to showtime baby,” Wayne said at the song’s end, “I see nothing wrong with doing it four times baby, I’m the best yes, and he’s the best yeah. Don’t worry LeBron [James], get ‘em next year. [laughs] Yeaaah! Ladies and gentleman, my name is Lil Wayne and if you haven’t heard, I am the best. Let’s go!” (YouTube)
Prior to the NBA Finals beginning earlier this month, Weezy released the tribute song.
“Kobe ‘doin’ work’, 2-4 on my shirt,” Weezy raps. “He the greatest on the court, and I’m the greatest on the verse….2-4 so nice, my flow so mean/Catch me at the game sittin’ next to Goldstein/Kobe Bryant Nikes, purple, gold strings/Kobe in the game, homie you know who the team/’Black Mamba,’ attack, conquer/basketball Weez, rap monster/cross over good, or turn around jumper/Or I’ll just drive the lane and dunk on dunkers/You know where it’s going, it’s going down yo/This is the late show, but don’t drown though/I call him King Bryant, not let the crown show.” (“Kobe Bryant”)
The Lakers won the 2009 NBA Finals last Sunday (June 14).
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers, who earned their first NBA championship in seven years and 15th overall with a 99-86 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. In the end, Los Angeles’ defense was just as up to the task as Los Angeles’ vaunted offense. The team circled the wagons after Orlando busted out with a 28-point first quarter. Orlando’s screen-and-roll attack was barely a factor, as the Lakers’ spacing and efficient perimeter shooting on the other end made this a one-sided game by halftime. (Yahoo Sports)
Check out Kobe and Lil Wayne below: