It’s been 18 years since a young Kobe Bryant took Brandy to his high school prom … and now, the singer tells TMZ Sports she KEPT HER CORSAGE as a souvenir!
Brandy was walkin’ into the London Hotel in NYC yesterday when we took her all the way back to 1996 … when 17-year-old Kobe (who was about to be drafted into the NBA) brought Brandy to prom … as friends.
Brandy tells us she had an “amazing” time with Kobe — and was especially grateful because she wasn’t in a “regular” school and didn’t have a prom of her own.
And while she says she no longer has her dress from that night in Pennsylvania … Brandy tells us her mom STILL has the corsage for safekeeping.
As for Kobe’s boutonniere … it’s whereabouts are unknown.