Many online commented that the lyrics about the deceased basketball star, who also hails from Philadelphia, are appalling. On Twitter, Meek, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, made a vague reference to some of the reactions to his song Thursday.
His response and the song brought a slew of responses Thursday and Friday on Twitter.
A few Meek Mill fans saw the creativity in the line.
The rapper followed up late Thursday with an Instagram post that showed a hat with Bryant and his daughter’s name signed. He also commented about not allowing the internet commentators to get to him or influence change in his music.