Vanessa Bryant is standing up for her late husband. She took to social media on Monday to criticize rapper Meek Mill’s lyric about Kobe Bryant that leaked online last week. See Meeks response below.
After a leaked Mill song spurred backlash last week over a line about the late NBA superstar’s death, Bryant took to her Instagram Story on Monday to condemn the lyric.
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful,” she wrote. “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.”
Meek Mill Responds to Backlash Over Leaked Kobe Bryant Lyric
On Feb. 17, the lyrics to an unreleased song from the “Dreams and Nightmare” rapper leaked to the internet and people are not happy with a particular Kobe Bryant-inspired line.
“This bitch I’m f—kin’ always tell me that she love but she ain’t ever showed me,” the line read. “Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it by another Kobe.”
Given that the beloved basketball superstar died in a helicopter crash a little over a year ago, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, many on the internet found the line insensitive and inappropriate.
However, Meek Mill strongly disagreed with the backlash, calling those who are upset about the line “zombies” that need to “wake up.”