Meek Mill says that he apologized privately to Vanessa Bryant for his “disrespectful” lyric referencing Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash.
via Page Six:
“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!” Mill, 33, tweeted on Tuesday morning.
“If you care about someone grieving change the subject!”
Vanessa, 38, blasted the Philadelphia rapper on her Instagram Story late Monday after hearing the leaked track, “Don’t Worry,” which includes the lyric, “If I ever lack I’m goin’ out with my choppa, it be another Kobe.”
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” she posted. “I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this.”
She continued, “If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
Fans had also taken Mill to task over the “disrespectful” track, calling it shameful to mention the NBA superstar after Vanessa lost him and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in January 2020.
Kobe is survived by Vanessa and their daughters Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 1.
Hopefully Meek learns from this — although we don’t have high hopes.