- Rapper Meek Mill has shown remorse after his new song with insensitive lines about the late Kobe Bryant leaked online
- The deceased's wife had initially called the rapper out and asked him to find better ways to show admiration to her husband
- Fans were, however, left divided, with some saying it's just music and people should stop being over-sensitive; others asked the rapper not to release the said song
Hip hop artiste Meek Mill has issued an apology to the late Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant over his offensive lyrics about the deceased basketball player.
Vanessa recently publicly reacted to the rapper's out of line lyrics about her deceased husband, saying that they were offensive.
However, Meek Mill used his social media account to update his fans that he had privately apologised to the mother of four and asked his followers to change the subject. This is what he shared on Twitter:
"I apologised to her in private earlier today not to the public. Nothing I say on my page is directed to an internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!"
The whole drama started after Mill's new song Don't Worry, RIP Kobe leaked online and it got to the athlete's widow who immediately reacted via her Instagram page.
She then asked the Level's hitmaker to do better in showing admiration to her husband, adding that she was not aware of any of the rapper's songs.
Then Mill came back on Twitter and clapped back at her saying:
But, the two are said to have settled the matter after an apology was issued. It is not clear if the song featuring Lil Baby will still be released despite how insensitive people have ruled it to be.
Here are some comments from the rapper's fans:
"Sorry for her loss but if she is not familiar with the music then why is she worried? It is not like she is going to hear it, everyone is a clout chaser."
"She lost her husband and her 13 year old daughter at the same time, it does not matter if she is not familiar with music, this was disrespectful and ignorant."
"She asked us politely not to talk about the crash or the images of that day. Using Kobe's name in that context was foul bro, should not have started the subject in the first place."
"People really are on meek’s body for real. Plenty of rappers have used kobe’s name after his death but cause it is meek you all choose to drag him on the internet? That is some real life hating. That hate is not good for your soul."
Kobe died at the age of 41 with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant in January 2020 when the helicopter they were riding on crashed in the city of Calabasas in Los Angeles County.
Initially, Legit.ng highlighted how Meek Mill, in a new collabo, made a line referencing the helicopter crash that took the life of Kobe, his daughter and seven others.
Then his 38-year-old wife responded by saying the lyrics were insensitive and called out the rapper saying he could have done better.
The mother of four also advised Meek to find better ways to show his admiration for her late hubby.
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Owolawi Taiwo is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over two years working experience in the media industry. She has a degree in English and International Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo.
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