Way back in the day before Kobe Bryant became the best basketball player in the world, he was still a teenager who still had plans to go to his prom. Back then he decided to ask one of the most popular teenage R & B singers at the time out to be his date.
Brandy describes the date below and it really seems like everything worked out perfectly for Bean.
When I was 17, I didn’t get a chance to go to my own prom but that same year I was at an Essence event and this tall good looking guy comes up to me and goes “Oh my god, I’m a big fan of yours, you should go with me to prom.” ‘Dude, first of all like, who are you?’ We went through a whole resume. “I’m the number one high school basketball player in the world, my name is Kobe Bryant”. I still didn’t know who he was because [back] then I didn’t know much about basketball. I knew who Michael Jordan was but that was about it.
Next thing you know, Kobe flew my mom and I out. Made me feel like a queen. It was like royal treatment and then we went to prom. I just felt like a normal 17-year-old, it was so much fun, although it was cameras and media there, it still felt normal to be in a school with kids my age. We were dancing; it just felt real. I needed that..I really needed to experience that and I wouldn’t if Kobe never asked me.
Well I am pretty sure Kobe and Brandy had a blast and if you check out the other prom pictures below, you can see that the young couple was all smiles.
There were rumors and speculation that Brandy and Kobe began dating after the prom experience. Whatever happened, at the end of the day they still remained friends and Brandy even gave him a cameo in her T.V. series, Moesha.