Christina Aguilera Gives Emotional Performance at Kobe Bryant's Memorial
Christina Aguilera's latest performance helped to mark the life of a legend. The 39-year-old singer took the stage at the Staples Center on Monday during the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, both of whom died, along with seven others, in a helicopter crash last month.
"Thank you, Christina, that was beautiful. And in Italian, as well," Jimmy Kimmel, the emcee for the event, quipped. The singer blew a kiss to Kobe's family as she stepped offstage.
Staples Center, the location of the memorial, is affectionately known as "the house that Kobe built," as it's where the basketball legend spent most of his 20-year NBA career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The date of the memorial itself, 2/24/20, also holds special significance in that it represents Gianna and Kobe’s jersey numbers, with 20 representing both the amount of years he spent as a Laker and how long he and wife Vanessa were together.
Tune in to Entertainment Tonight on Monday for a complete recap of Bryant's memorial.
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