Hear Bad Bunny Pay Tribute to Kobe Bryant on ‘6 Rings’
Bad Bunny has released a new song, “6 Rings,” which pays tribute to Kobe Bryant following his death over the weekend.
The two-minute track is a heartfelt dedication to the late basketball player and concludes with a recording of Bryant thanking his fans, saying, “From the bottom of my heart, thank you. And what can I say? Mamba out.”
The title of the song references Bryant’s five NBA championship rings, as well as his marriage. The Spanish lyrics note, “You won six rings, five with the NBA and one in a marriage that gave you your daughters/ Thinking that one of them left with you, got me outta control/But nah, it’s so you don’t play ball alone in heaven.”
Following the news of Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Bad Bunny wrote on Instagram: “I would never have imagined that this would hurt me so much! I still remember the first time I saw a basketball game, at age seven with my dad, and it was a game of this genius. From that day on he became my favorite player forever!! I have never mentioned it because it does not necessarily have to do with music, but this man has been an inspiration in many ways for me to be what I am today.”