Grammys 2020: Priyanka Chopra Jonas' special way of paying tribute to Kobe Bryant

Updated: Jan 27, 2020, 12:33 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Los Angeles

Priyanka Chopra Jonas paid tribute to NBA star Kobe Bryant as she attended Grammys 2020 in the most unique way.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Pictur ecourtesy/ Priyanka Chopra's Instagram account
Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Pictur ecourtesy/ Priyanka Chopra's Instagram account

Actress Priyanka Chopra paid tribute to the late basketball star Kobe Bryant in a special way at the Grammys. The annual ceremony isn't only focused on music, as news broke earlier on Sunday that Bryant and his daughter had passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Many took to the star-studded ceremony to pay their respects to the NBA legend, including Diplo, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Common and Priyanka. The Indian actress took a moment to style her decorated nails with the number "24" written on her index finger.

picA screenshot of Priyanka Chopra Jonas' story. Picture courtesy/ Priyanka Chopra's Instagram account

That number belonged to Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years before he retired in 2016. "RIP Mamba," Priyanka shared on Instagram Story with a purple heart emoji, alongside an image of her tribute. The actress also shared a picture of Byrant with daughter on social media earlier. Take a look.

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Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other family and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. 💔 #RIP #KobeBryant #RIPMamba

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) onJan 26, 2020 at 2:21pm PST

"This guy," she shared on Instagram, with a photo of her and her beau striking a pose hours before making their way to the event. Priyanka Chopra walked the red carpet in a plunging neckline outfit, which highlighted her belly button piercing. Her fringed sleeves took all the needed attention at the awards ceremony. The couple walked the red carpet with the Jonas Brothers and their spouses. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Kevin and Danielle Jonas all arrived at the star-studded event together.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, on the work front, was last seen in The Sky Is Pink, along with Farhan Akhtar. The actress kickstarted the year with a new music video 'What A Man Gotta Do,' along with hubby Nick Jonas. Apart from The White Tiger, as her digital film alongside Rajkummar Rao, she has also signed for Russo Brothers' Amazon Series, Citadel.

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