Vanessa Bryant has addressed a leaked Meek Mill song, where he mentions Kobe Bryant and choppers in “lyrical wordplay,” calling it insensitive and telling him he can do better.
Last week, a snippet of a song with Meek Mill and Lil Baby surfaced, which featured a very puzzling line from Meek Mill mentioning Kobe Bryant.
On the track, Meek raps “Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.” Unsurprisingly, the backlash from this line was instant, with folks wondering why he would reference such a tragic situation so casually. At the time, Meek chalked the backlash up to people on the internet being “zombies” following some secret agenda.
A few days later, Vanessa Bryant finally addressed the situation and gave her thoughts on her Instagram, calling the lyrics, “insensitive and disrespectful.”
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” Vanessa wrote. “I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this.”
“If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband,” she continued. “This lacks respect and tact.”
All things considered, Vanessa went very easy on Meek for the lyrics, compared to how most would have reacted. Meek fired off a tweet just 20 minutes after Bryant issued her statement, talking about about “going savage” in the studio and seemingly telling Vanessa, “F**k ya feelings.” After receiving even more backlash this time around, Meek claims that the tweet was not directed to Vanessa, deleting it.
Hours later, Meek went on to explain that he spoke to Vanessa privately and apologized for the lyrics. He also points out nothing he does is meant for a viral moment or to be directed at a grieving woman, though many fans would disagree. Hopefully, this is the last time anyone has a disrespectful line about Kobe Bryant in one of their rhymes.