Kimbo Slice was an inspiration to so many, even outside of the realm of MMA fighting. And even after his death, he continues to be a hero. The Game, specifically, paid tribute to the late icon in a sweet video. Check out what he said here!
Kimbo Slice may have passed away on June 6, but he will most definitely not be forgotten. The Game, 36, is the latest star to remember the fighting legend with this sweet video tribute. And the California rapper even shared a couple of life lessons he learned, following his hero’s death.
“Everybody is a big fan of Kimbo Slice,” The Game said when he was stopped by TMZ. The rapper was caught wearing a hoodie on his way to his car, and when asked if he had any favorite moments of Kimbo, The Game shared a sweet memory from his childhood. “You know, I just remember watching him in the backyard,” he recalled. “Just being an African American and coming from the hood, I think that Kimbo Slice is one of those stories that gives people hope, that even from a backyard on YouTube, that you can be successful and be a household name.” SO sweet!
In addition to his heartfelt story, he also offered his sincerest apologies to Kimbo’s family. “Condolences to his family, his kids, and everything,” he added.
The “My Life” rapper also shared that the martial arts legend’s death is weighing very heavy on his heart, especially because of his young age. “And it’s sad and tragic. When stuff like that happens, when people die too early – Kimbo was 42, I’m 36, it’s like damn,” The Game said. He also mentioned a number of fallen influences who died way before their time. “And Prince was 50 and Michael Jackson was 50, and Whitney Houston, 48… it’s like how much longer do I really have?”
But with that being said, there’s a lesson to learn from it all. “So the lessons that it teaches you is hold on to life and your loved ones, let everyone know you love them, and live your life to the fullest because you never know,” he declared. Considering the number of legends we’ve lost recently, we would have to agree with The Game. Life is definitely a precious thing!
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