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Watch Beyoncé perform “Halo” and “XO” at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial service

“I’m here because I love Kobe, and this was one of his favorite songs.”

February 24, 2020
Watch Beyoncé perform “Halo” and “XO” at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial service Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIDAL  

The public memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash on January, took place on Monday. Beyoncé took the stage for the live-streamed event to perform two of her songs, "Halo" and "XO." Watch videos of the performances below.

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Beyoncé and her husband JAY-Z were longtime friends of Kobe Bryant. JAY-Z spoke about their relationship this month during his lecture series at Columbia University. Watch video of his remarks below:

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Soon after the deaths of Kobe and and Gianna, Beyoncé mourned their passings in a tribute post. "I will continue to diligently pray for your Queens," she wrote. "You are deeply missed beloved Kobe."

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Watch Beyoncé perform “Halo” and “XO” at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial service