Vanessa Bryant has taken an issue with rapper Meek Mill over a song over a song that references her late husband and former NBA star, Kobe Bryant.
Meek Mills song – Don’t WOrry (RIP Kobe) has the lyric: “If I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
Venessa’s husband Kobe was killed alongside his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.
Addressing Meek Mill on Instagram, Venessa noted that the line as extremely insensitive and disrespectful”.
“I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this,” Venessa said on her Instagram story.
“If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek William seemed to respond to Venessa on Twitter, writing: “[Expletive] your feelings”.
“I don’t think we on the same signal y’all… I don’t see what y’all see.”
He later clarified that his tweets were not aimed at Venessa and her family.
“I apologized to her in private earlier today, not to the public…Nothing I say on my [Twitter] page [is] directed to an internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving, change the subject!” The rapper wrote on his Twitter handle.
I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public…Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 23, 2021
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Mill’s song, a collaboration with rapper Lil Baby was leaked on social media last week
It is not yet clear how the song was leaked, but it has now been pulled down from Youtube and social media.
Meek Mill initially claimed his lyrics had been misinterpreted.
“Somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it…. y’all internet antics cannot stop me ….shit like zombie land or something! Lol,” Meek Mill said on Twitter.
Meek Mill had previously petitioned the National Basketball Association (NBA) to change its logo to a silhouette of the Black Mamba in the honor of Bryant Kobe.