We all remember when Kobe Bryant dove into being a musician early on his career, but we didn’t actually know how serious he was about it until LL Cool J dropped some damning information.
The legendary musician sat down with Entertainment Tonight and discussed all things Kobe Bryant, and that included talking about him stopping the Lakers legend from dropping a gangsta rap album.
“We talked about rap. He played me this album, this gangsta rap album, and I was like, ‘Kobe,’ I said, ‘Come on dog. That’s not what you need to be doing [laughs].’ He had a gangster rap album. He played me that album, we’re sitting in a parking lot. I was confused, I was sittin’ there like, ‘What are we doing? You got endorsements, what are you doing?’ LL Cool J told ET’s host, Kevin Fraiser.
LL was “confused” because the hardcore lyrics were a complete opposite of Bryant’s image.
He added, “It had to be the funniest moment of my life, listening to him do gangster rap.”
Kobe would go on to release the the single, ‘K.O.B.E.’ in 2000, and performed it at the 2000 NBA All-Star Game:
Here he is speaking more about Kobe:
Here’s some of what Kobe used to do back in the day:
It should also be noted that Kobe diving into the rap game paved the way for him to meet Vanessa Laine on the set of Tha Eastsidaz “G’d Up” music video in 1999. The two youngsters would get married in 2001 and have 4 daughters together.
They, of course, remained married until Kobe’s untimely death in a helicopter crash on January 26th, 2020.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.