Meek Mill speaks out on Vanessa Bryant callout over Lakers legend Kobe Bryant reference
Meek Mill has finally aired his side in the controversy that led to Vanessa Bryant calling the rapper out for his “extremely insensitive and disrespectful” song lyrics referencing her late husband, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Mill took to Twitter to explain his side, saying that he had already reached out to Vanessa:
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
Mill’s new song, “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe),” was recently leaked all over the internet, and the critics were quick to rip the hip-hop star for this particular line:
“This b*tch I’m f**king always telling me that she love but she ain’t ever showed me,” Mill’s line goes. “Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m going out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
Clearly, Vanessa took offense to Mill’s bar referencing Kobe’s helicopter crash back in January 2020.
What brought on even more controversy is how Mill came out with another tweet shortly after Vanessa called him out on Instagram. In a now-deleted tweet the rapper wrote, “I’m going back savage in this shit … f#%k ya feelings!” which many believed was in response to Mrs. Bryant’s criticism.
As it turns out, however, Mill’s tweet was not directed at Vanessa — or so he says. The timing of the tweet, though, remains suspect.
Whatever the case may be, Meek Mill decided to deactivate both his Twitter and Instagram accounts which presumably, was caused by the backlash he received following the incident. Both accounts now appear to be active again, however, making his deactivation nothing more than a brief hours-long hiatus.