Vanessa Bryant calls out rapper Meek Mill over disrespectful reference on Kobe in new song

Vanessa Bryant calls out rapper Meek Mill over disrespectful reference on Kobe in new song

- Meek Mill, in a new collabo, made a line referencing the helicopter crash that took the life of Kobe, his daughter and seven others

- Vanessa found the line to be insensitive and called out the rapper saying he could have done better

- The mother of four advised Meek there were better ways to show his admiration for her late hubby

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Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa has rebuked rapper Meek Mill for a line in a song that she believes was very insensitive.

Vanessa Bryant calls out rapper Meek Mill over disrespectful reference on Kobe in new song

Vanessa felt the line went overboard after the loss of her daughter and husband to a plane crash Photo: vanessabryant
Source: Instagram

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Vanessa went on Instagram on Monday, February 22, to rebuke Meek saying she found the line to be very insensitive towards her late husband and his memory.

Recall Kobe and 13-year-old daughter Gianna were lost in a helicopter crash back on January 26, 2020.

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Well, Meek - in a yet to be released collabo featuring Lil Baby - is reported to have rapped the line below:

"Yeah, and if I ever lack, I'm goin' out with my chopper, it be another Kobe (sic)."

This line infuriated the mother of four who reacted saying:

"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."

She also advised that if Meek was a fan of her late hubby, there was always a better way to show his admiration but the line lacked respect and tact.

Minutes after Vanessa's post, Meek appeared to reply to her message with tweets about him going savage and not caring about anyone's feelings.

Here are some of his tweets believed to have been a response but still unconfirmed.

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A few weeks back, Vanessa and the Bryant family requested the NBA not to bring up Kobe during the late legend’s death anniversary.

Exactly one year after his death, a quick tour on the internet revealed virtually no tributes to the legend.

Kobe’s perceived heir at the Los Angeles Lakers, Lebron James, also seemed to honour Vanessa’s wishes as, despite being close with the late star, he avoided bringing him up on his Instagram.

Kobe was a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers and was largely considered one of the greatest talents in basketball history.


Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at with over three years of working experience in the media industry.

He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)

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