Thousands of people gathered at the Los Angeles Staples Centre on Monday to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. Among them was Beyoncé, who opened the memorial with a beautiful performance of "XO" and "Halo." "I'm here because I love Kobe and this was on of his favourite songs," she told the crowd before singing "XO." Along with the performance, Beyoncé honoured the former LA Laker by wearing a gold suit.
Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter died in a helicopter crash with seven other people — Ara Zobayan, Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser, and Keri, Alyssa, and John Altobelli — in Calabasas, CA, on Jan. 26. The memorial also brought out Kobe's wife, Vanessa, along with several of his friends including Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, James Harden, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Jimmy Kimmel.