ESPN Magazine’s music issue dropped earlier this week, and one of its many covers features Kobe Bryant and Nicki Minaj. In this behind-the-scenes look at the making of the feature, the Los Angeles Laker spoke candidly about his co-cover star, saying that he’s admired her work from afar.
“My whole family we’re all big Nicki fans," Bryant said. "I just think it’s fascinating the way that she’s been able to create this entire world around what Nicki Minaj is, and what she represents, for not just women, but just kids as a whole.”
Check out the video above to see what else the Black Mamba had to say on how hip-hop influenced his basketball career and chopping it up with Grammy-nominated rapper, Kendrick Lamar.