Vanessa Bryant slammed rapper Meek Mill for his lyrics in a recently released song referencing Kobe Bryant and the helicopter crash that killed him last year, calling the line “extremely callous and disrespectful”.
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line extremely callous and disrespectful. Period, ”Bryant wrote in an Instagram story posted Monday night. “I don’t know any of your music, but I think you can do better than that. If you’re a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. It lacks respect and tact.
In Mill’s song, “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)” – which was shared widely online last week – the Philadelphia native reportedly rapped, “Yeah, and if I ever miss, I go out with my chopper, it would be another Kobe.
The rapper drew widespread criticism for the song, which also stars rapper Lil Baby, with many on Twitter calling out the lyrics. disrespectful.
Mill responded to the criticism of his words in a Tweeter posted early Tuesday morning, saying he apologized directly to Bryant.
“I apologized to him privately earlier today, not to the public … Nothing I say on my page is aimed at [an] viral moment on the Internet or the family of a grieving woman! ” he wrote. “If you care about someone grieving, change the subject!”
The Los Angeles Lakers legend and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, were killed along with seven other people in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., In January last year.
Bryant shared an emotional tribute to her late husband and their daughter in an Instagram post on the first anniversary of their deaths last month. The message contained a moving letter written to Bryant by one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey Callaghan.
“I will never understand why / how this tragedy could have happened to such beautiful, kind and incredible human beings”, one could read in part in the legend of Bryant. “It still doesn’t seem real. Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you always make mum proud. I love you!”
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