Kyle Jenner revals she's flown in Kobe Bryant's helicopter and remembers pilot


Kylie Jenner remembers Kobe Bryan's late pilot and reveals she used to fly on the helicopter that crashed over the weekend.

The 22-year-old reality TV star has opened up after the horrific crash which claimed the life of the basketball legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people, including pilot Ara Zobayan.

Sharing an emotional tribute to the victims on her Instagram Story, Kylie wrote: "Rest in peace.. and prayers to these families. i still can't believe this.

"that was the helicopter i would fly on from time to time with that pilot, Ara. he was such a nice man. hold you loved ones close (sic)"

Kobe and Gianna were believed to be travelling to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when his private helicopter crashed, killing everyone on board.

Kanye West - who has married to Kylie's half-sister Kim Kardashian West - held a special midnight Sunday Service to pay tribute to the late NBA superstar.

According to a video that was shared online, Kanye's service saw him freestyle to the crowd in a rap dedicated to Kobe, in which he said he "broke down" after hearing the tragic news.

He rapped: "I was driving home / They was leaving your jersey on the freeway. And I just broke down, broke down, broke down."

Chance The Rapper was also present at the service, and performed a stripped down version of Kanye's 'Ultralight Beam' in honour of Kobe.

Part of the song reads: "When they come for you, I will shield your name / I will field their questions, I will feel your pain / No one can judge."

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin led the choir in a few traditional gospel songs, as well as a moving rendition of Journey hit 'Don't Stop Believing' with modified lyrics.

They sang: "When hurt brings you to your knees / Just call on Him, he'll give you ease. He'll surround you with his love / It goes on, and on, and on, and on."

Kim also expressed her sadness as she sent her love to Kobe's wife Vanessa and their three other daughters, 17-year-old Natalia, three-year-old Bianka, and seven-month-old Capri.

She tweeted: "My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it."