Vanessa Bryant responded to Meek Mill’s controversial lyrics about Kobe Bryant. In her Instagram story, Vanessa called the leaked verse about her late husband “insensitive and disrespectful”.
“Darling [Meek Mill], I find this line extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period, ”she wrote Monday night (February 22nd). “I’m not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this.”
Vanessa continued, “If you’re a fan, okay, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband.”
“This lacks respect and tact,” she added.
The verse in question was part of an excerpt from a collaboration between Meek and Lil Baby that leaked last week. In the single, which is reportedly titled “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe),” the Philadelphia rapper calls for a helicopter crash that tragically killed the NBA star, his daughter Gianna and seven other people.
“Yeah, and if I ever miss it, I go out with my helicopter, it’s going to be another Kobe,” Meek spits on the track.
After calling Vanessa the line insensitive, Meek tweeted, “I’m going back wild in this shit … f #% k ya feeling,” which some followers thought was aimed at Vanessa. However, Meek further explained that he had privately apologized to Vanessa.
“I apologized to her privately earlier today, not to the public,” he wrote.
“Nothing I say on my page focused on a[n] internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! he added. “If you care about someone who’s grieving, change the subject!”
Meek also seemingly responded to fan criticism regarding the line last week, tweeting, “Someone promotes the narrative and you all follow it. All the internet craziness can’t stop you … shit like zombie land or something! Lol. “
He added, “They are paying to influence you now … [it’s] almost as if mind control ‘awakens.’ “
The controversy follows weeks after investigators uncovered the cause of Kobe’s helicopter crash. As reported by REVOLT, the pilot and Island Express Helicopters Inc. were found responsible for the tragedy. Investigators found that pilot Aga Zobayan, who was killed in the crash, violated federal standards when he took off amid heavy fog. The report also accused Island Express Helicopters Inc. that they did not supervise sufficient safety measures, which contributed to the accident.
See Vanessa and Meek’s answers about the texts below.