Rapper the Game Gets New Face Tattoo as Tribute to the Late Kobe Bryant

American rapper The Game recently shared a picture of himself getting a new face tattoo in honor of the late NBA champion, Kobe Bryant.

Rapper The Game is honoring late Kobe Bryant's legacy the best way he can.

Rapper The Game visits the SiriusXM Studios | Photo: Getty Images

Rapper The Game visits the SiriusXM Studios | Photo: Getty Images

The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, took to his Instagram page to share a couple of photos of himself in a Lakers jersey, getting tatted on the face.

The post which he captioned "F O R E V E R," first showed the rapper reclined in a chair while getting the tattoo done, and then showed the finished product in the second snap.

According to Hollywood Life, the record producer tattooed a sideways '8' on the left side of his forehead, right above his eyebrow.

In a recent Instagram post by The Game, the rapper dedicated his on-going "Born 2 Rap" UK tour to the late icon and all those who lost their lives in the tragic incident.

The number '8' was the number Kobe Bryant wore on his Los Angeles Lakers jersey for many years, and the tattoo was said to symbolize "Kobe Forever." The publication recalls that this isn't the first celebrity The Game has paid homage to by getting a new ink job.

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♾ F O R E V E R

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The songwriter kept the same energy for fellow rapper, Nipsey Hussle after he was gunned down on March 31, 2019, by getting a tattoo of Nipsey's face across his chest.

Since the passing of the NBA All-star, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a fatal helicopter crash on January 26, 2020, there's been an outpouring of tributes and dedications from fans and celebrities around the world. 

Hollywood Life noted that Kobe's longtime teammate and close friend, LeBron James also got a tattoo of what appears to be a Black mamba, reminiscent of the fast-moving snake that became Kobe's moniker over the years. 

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I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have. WTF!! I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!! 😢😢😢😢💔. Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation💜💛 and it’s my responsibility to put this shit on my back and keep it going!! Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me! I got US here! There’s so much more I want to say but just can’t right now because I can’t get through it! Until we meet again my brother!! #Mamba4Life❤️🙏🏾 #Gigi4Life❤️🙏🏾

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According to Pop Culture, in a recent Instagram post by The Game, the rapper dedicated his on-going "Born 2 Rap" UK tour to the late icon and all those who lost their lives in the tragic incident. His caption read:

"This tour has now been dedicated to my brother @kobebryant, his sweet baby girl & the other seven beautiful people whose lives were lost last Sunday."

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Norwich, England.... you guys were fucking amazing !!!! Every second of last night made leaving Los Angeles & coming on tour worth it. I was conflicted about having to come over here for tour when the energy at home was pulling me to stay. Still uneasy about our beloved legend & global icon passing so thank everyone for coming out & making my night. It’s not often where I become a fan of my fans, but last night you guys outdid yourselves & I’m forever grateful. This tour has now been dedicated to my brother @kobebryant, his sweet baby girl & the other 7 beautiful people whose lives were lost last Sunday. I love all who reads this & I’m wishing you all the most amazing day possible. Life is way too short not to spread love. #MambaForever 🎥 @ncf_co .... s/o @buddaonbass @thefurnaceband @nujerzeydevil @coyoteforhire #Born2Rap

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Daily Mail reports that earlier this week, songwriter 2 Chainz showed off a tattoo of the number '24' on both his legs, with one number on each knee.

In his Instagram post, he added the hashtag #longlivebean, referring to Kobe's middle name.

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center | Photo: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts while taking on the Utah Jazz at Staples Center | Photo: Getty Images

Kobe and Gianna were laid to rest in a private funeral ceremony last weekend which was held at Pacific View Memorial Park. 

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