Meek Mill apologizes to Kobe Bryant’s wife over insensitive lyrics
After heavy public backlash, Singer Meek Mill has apologized to Vanessa Bryant Wife of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant over his lyrics in his leaked song.
The lyrics in question, which appeared to reference the Jan. 26, 2020 helicopter crash Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in, caught the attention of the internet last week after surfacing online.
She responded to the Grammy-nominated rapper about an unreleased collab with Lil Baby that leaked online, allegedly titled Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe), featuring the line: ‘Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.’
The 38-year-old recently marked one year since Kobe and their daughter Gianna tragically died when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California.
She wrote to Meek, 33, on her Instagram Story: “Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period. 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. This lacks respect and tact”.
Meanwhile, shortly after being tagged in the statement, Meek wrote on Twitter: I’m going back savage in this s*** … f#%k ya feelings!
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This attracted attention and he came back to address the issue saying: “I don’t think we on the same signal y’all .. I don’t see what y’all see… I be looking at the net laughing like I did whet I say random shit all day on social … it becomes a trend to hate on me every once in a while but I feed off that shit ima beast literally.
“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!”.
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