Camila Cabello inspired by Kobe Bryant
Camila Cabello’s American Music Awards performance was inspired by Kobe Bryant.
The 21-year-old singer took to the stage at the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Tuesday (09.10.18) for a rendition of ‘Consequences’ and admitted she likes to relax and get in the mood for awards shows by watching inspirational videos, such as a documentary about the basketball legend.
She said: "I was watching Kobe Bryant’s documentary. And he just talks about how he keeps the hard times or any struggle or anything like that at the top of his head when he’s gonna do something really important, and I was just thinking about all the hard times and the road to getting to this moment, and I just thought of the struggles.
"I was just thinking about that during the performance. Any doubts that I’ve had, either from me or from other people…I tried to just kind of have that push me through this."
Camila had a hugely successful evening at the AMAs, taking home New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Video of the Year and Favorite Song – Pop/Rock for ‘Havana’.
The brunette beauty was happy that, for once, she was able to forget about her nerves and take the time to enjoy her success and appreciate the efforts she had put into doing so well.
She told Billboard: "I think these moments are when you’re like, ‘You know what? Enjoy this moment. Own this moment. You’ve worked for it, you’re here.’
"And sometimes it’s hard to do that because you get nervous, but today I was like, ‘You know what? Just enjoy this moment, because you’ve fought so hard to get to this moment.’ "