KANYE WEST Says He Is The "Rap Version" Of KOBE BRYANT
Kanye West opened up about his friendship with the late basketball icon Kobe Bryant in an interview with GQ for its May 2020 issue. Done just a few days after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar's tragic death, the rapper shared how driving down the site of the helicopter crash motivates him "to be as determined as Kobe."
"The way that Kobe would say that we all have to come together and win this championship is the way I look at life now. To an infinite, other level," he told the magazine's editor-in-chief, Will Welch.
He added, "He was the basketball version of me, and I was the rap version of him, and that’s facts! We got the commercials that prove it. No one else can say this. We came up at the same time, together. And now it’s like, yeah, I might have had a reputation for screaming about things—but I’m not taking any mess for an answer now. We’re about to build a paradigm shift for humanity. We ain’t playing with ’em. We bringing home the trophies."
In case you didn't know, Kanye and Kobe have a long history together. The hitmaker often seats courtside at some of the hardcourt legend's games up until his retirement. He also showed up with wife Kim Kardashian-West to the tribute for Kobe during the recent NBA All-Star Game.