Kobe Bryant's memorial service at the Staples Center on Monday is an emotional time for us all, especially Mamba and Gigi's close friends and family. The ceremony featured a live performance by pop icon Beyonce, who expressed her own affection for the late Bryant.

"I'm here because I love Kobe and this was one of his favorite songs," Beyoncé said while backed by a choir and violinists clad in all white.

Beyonce opened the ceremony with a performance of her song "XO," which was one of Bryant's favorite songs.