Following Meek Mill’s controversial name drop of the late, great Kobe Bryant in his verse featured on a new track with Lil Baby, the Mamba’s wife, Vanessa broke her silence about the line on Instagram.
“Dear @meekmil, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” wrote Kobe’s widow. “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,” she continued. “This lacks respect.”
Not long after Vanessa Bryant’s message went up on her IG Story, Meek tweeted, “I’m going back savage in this shit … f#%k ya feelings!” However, it’s not immediately clear whether the tweet was in response to Vanessa’s statement.
Update 02/23/2021 9:51am:
Meek Mill took to Twitter to reveal that he apologized to Vanessa Bryant in private after getting backlash for lyrics about Kobe on a leaked track called “Don’t Worry.”
Vanessa called out Meek in a post, which read, “Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. 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 then told fans on Twitter, “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!”