Vanessa Bryant calls Meek Mill’s song about Kobe Bryant ‘extremely insensitive’

Song refers to future Basketball Hall of Famer and ‘chopper’ that caused his death

Philadelphia emcee Meek Mill has angered a number of fans due to a new song that mentions the late Kobe Bryant. On Monday, his widow Vanessa Bryant also expressed her dismay with the song that discusses the NBA legend and the tragic helicopter crash that claimed his life.

The 33-year-old rapper has not yet released his collaboration song “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe),” which also features Atlanta hip-hop artist Lil Baby. However, the song leaked earlier this week, and some of the lyrics have been deemed disrespectful to Bryant, who died in January 2020 along with his daughter Gianna and several others in a helicopter crash.

The controversy over the leaked song lyrics began last week, but Bryant did not speak about the song until Monday. In an Instagram story, she noted that though she was not familiar with Meek’s music, she was certain he “could do better than this.”

Credit: Via Instagram

Credit: Via Instagram

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.

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