Lil Wayne honors Kobe Bryant in new album

By Camden Mondeaux on January 31, 2020
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Lil Wayne performs onstage during the EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl at Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest )

By: Cami Mondeaux

Lil Wayne’s new album Funeral dropped Friday, and to show the half court-sized hole in his heart he honored Kobe Bryant in multiple ways throughout the work. Weezy is a diehard Lakers fan, so it only felt right to honor the late five-time NBA champion a week after his untimely death.

Lil Wayne left 24 seconds of silence at the end of his track “Bing James” which was No. 8 — honoring both of Bryant’s jersey numbers from his career.

Lil Wayne reportedly finished the album in 2019, but after Kobe’s death it’s apparent he went back to pay some respects. It’s rumored he went back in to add a few more tracks to bring the total to 24 — the number Kobe rocked most of his 20-year career.

The album release was even delayed a few hours, releasing in the middle of the night after it was originally set to drop.

Check out the song below: