"Real friends. How many of us?"
This is a question Kanye West asks on his newest album, "The Life of Pablo" and looking at their history, one could say Mr. West and Kobe Bryant are real friends. They've starred in commercials together, Kanye has rapped about him and Bryant even helped the hip-hop artist in the studio for his "Power" remix track.
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“I had dreams of the league, one day I’d play Kobe/Or walk up to Puff and he would really know me," West rapped on "Ego" (Remix).
When Bryant dropped 60 points Wednesday night in his final NBA game in front of thousands of adoring fans, West was there. He attended the game with Bryant's former teammate Lamar Odom, and did so in a custom-made shirt.
There were many stars in attendance Wednesday at Staples Center, but West carries his own special celebrity weight. He also brings along a true friendship. They've been with each other through the many ups and downs of their respective, well-respected careers.
Bryant is also one of the few people who can put a cheesy smile on 'Ye's face.