Alicia Keys paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with her musical skills this Monday.
The New York-born songstress took the stage to perform one of the NBA legend’s ‘favourite numbers’ during a celebration of life for the superstar athlete and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles.
Keys, 39, donned a Lakers purple silk suit to perform a stirring rendition of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata backed by a small orchestra.
‘…None of us can still believe it right now, to this day. So, I think that it was definitely a crazy feeling because, literally minutes before, we were going to do something else and we had to really figure out how can we properly honour him in his house on this night [with] everybody who adores him and loves him so much and has been inspired by him and felt so devastated at that moment. We couldn’t—you know, we had to properly do that.
Keys wasn’t the only A-lister to take the stage at the event, which was held at his longtime home-away-from-home, the Staples Center.
Beyonce looked to the heavens as she kicked off the day’s celebrations.
The pop star wore a golden suit as she gave passionate performances of her hits XO and Halo, supported by dozens of back up musicians.
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