“He was always a real cool dude. He always showed me love and it was always genuine,” Ross told ET’s Lauren Zima ahead of the 2020 GRAMMY Awards, where he’s nominated for Best Rap Song. “You know, I was a fan of his game and it’s just real unfortunate.”
Ross also revealed that if he were to win tonight, he would pay tribute to Bryant. “We got to celebrate Kobe’s history and I think that’s what a true champion would want,” he said.
On Sunday, ET confirmed that the former NBA star was killed after his helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California. Multiple outlets report that Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, also died.