During her recent performance at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Taylor Swift created a beautiful surprise for Bianka, the 6-year-old daughter of the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Known for her tradition of gifting a young fan with her black top hat while performing the song “22” on The Eras Tour, Swift selected Bianka for this special moment.
As Swift joyfully skipped down the stage crooning “22,” Bianka’s face lit up with a big smile as the singer approached her, knelt down, and warmly embraced her. Captured on video, this heartwarming interaction quickly spread across social media. Bianka’s excitement was palpable as Swift presented her with the iconic black hat.
Before the concert, Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, hinted at her plans to attend the show by proudly displaying a personalized jean jacket with a touching tribute to her late husband. The back of the jacket featured a photo of Kobe and Swift taken during Swift’s 1989 World Tour in 2015. This tour was special as Kobe had gifted Swift with her own banner for achieving the most sold-out shows at the Staples Center.
Following the concert, Vanessa delightedly shared pictures of her family meeting Swift backstage, with her daughters also getting the chance to meet the beloved singer. With 12 Grammy Awards to her name, Taylor Swift will conclude the first leg of The Eras Tour in Los Angeles on Wednesday before embarking on international performances. She will return to North America for additional shows next year.