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Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sadness is looming over the Grammys after the sudden death of NBA star Kobe Bryant.

The award show is happening at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Bryant played for 20 years for the Lakers.

His death in a helicopter crash earlier in the day was acknowledged in the opening minutes of the broadcast.

Before her performance, Lizzo said, "This is for Kobe." She went on to perform "Truth Hurts" and "Cuz I Love You."

Host Alicia Keys said she was feeling "crazy sad" about Bryant. She called him a hero.

Associated Press

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