Vanessa Bryant, spouse of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, known as out rapper Meek Mill for referencing her husband’s helicopter dying in his newest tune.
The Philadelphia rapper, whose actual identify is Robert Rihmeek Williams, has confronted backlash over the previous week after his tune “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)” with rapper Lil Baby leaked online.
In the monitor, Mill raps, “If I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 in a January 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California alongside along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 different individuals.
The lyric prompted Vanessa Bryant to publish an Instagram Story criticizing Mill.
“I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” she 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. This lacks respect and tact.”
Several individuals got here to Vanessa Bryant’s protection, together with WNBA participant Candace Parker, a detailed buddy of the Bryants.
“Dear @vanessabryant I’m sorry YOU and your GIRLS have to continually deal with S— like this,” Parker wrote in an Instagram publish that was shared by Vanessa Bryant.
“It’s not fair it’s not right! We love you and I continually am in awe in your ability to take the high (road). So I will follow suit and say to everyone.”
Mill mentioned in a Twitter post on Tuesday that he reached out to Vanessa Bryant and apologized in personal, quite than issuing a public apology.
“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!” he added.
Vanessa Bryant just lately opened up about her grief and the significance of persevering in an Instagram Story final month.
“Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions. One day you’re in the moment laughing and the next day you don’t feel like being alive,” she wrote in a post shortly before the one-year anniversary of the crash.
“I need to say this for individuals fighting grief and heartbreaking loss. Find your purpose to stay. I do know it’s arduous. I take a look at my daughters and I attempt to push by that feeling for them. Death is assured however residing the remainder of the day isn’t. Find your purpose.”