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Vanessa Bryant slams Meek Mill lyric about Kobe Bryant

CBS News logo CBS News 2/23/2021 Zach Seemayer
Kobe Bryant and woman posing for a picture: FILE PHOTO: 1st anniversary of Kobe Bryant's death © Danny Moloshok / REUTERS FILE PHOTO: 1st anniversary of Kobe Bryant's death

Vanessa Bryant is calling out Meek Mill over a controversial lyric in a recent song. Vanessa took to Instagram on Monday to share some strong words about the lyric, which refers to her late husband, Kobe Bryant.

The leaked song, "Don't Worry," has been drawing the ire of fans for days as it circulates online, but Vanessa turned up the heat with her comments directed at the artist, describing the lyric in his song as "extremely insensitive."

In "Don't Worry," Mill raps, "This b**ch I'm f**kin' always tell me that she love me, but she ain't ever showed me / Yeah, and if I ever lack, I'm goin' out with my chopper, it be another Kobe."

"Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period," Vanessa wrote. "I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this."

"If you are a fan, fine, there's a better way to show your admiration for my husband," she continued. "This lacks respect and tact."

Kobe Bryant et al. posing for a picture: Kobe Bryant holds his Oscar for Best Animated Short, with wife, Vanessa, on April 3, 2018, when they arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in Beverly Hills. / Credit: Danny Moloshok / REUTERS © Provided by CBS News Kobe Bryant holds his Oscar for Best Animated Short, with wife, Vanessa, on April 3, 2018, when they arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in Beverly Hills. / Credit: Danny Moloshok / REUTERS

Mill previously shot down critics who had slammed the lyric, tweeting on Feb. 17, "Somebody promo a narrative and y'all follow it.... y'all internet antics cannot stop me  ....s**t like zombie land or something!  Lol."


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He later tweeted, "People be texting me like don't let the net get you down lol i be like don't let it get you down I didn't even see that sh*t prolly won't either Gem stone live right now."

However, Mill's response towards the criticism seemed to get more intense following Vanessa's post. Shortly after she shared her remarks, Mill tweeted, "I'm going back savage in this s**t ... f#%k ya feelings!"

Meek Mill wearing a suit and tie: Meek Mill at Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City. / Credit: BAUZEN / Getty Images © Provided by CBS News Meek Mill at Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City. / Credit: BAUZEN / Getty Images

It's unclear if the tweet was directed toward Vanessa or anyone in particular, although many commenters assumed, considering the timing, that it was his reaction.

Mill took to Twitter again earlier Tueday, striking a conciliatory tone, saying, "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! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!"

Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died -- along with six other passengers and the pilot-- in a tragic helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California.

Vanessa has often posted memorials celebrating her late husband and daughter's legacies and worked to keep their memories alive with touching tributes and heartfelt throwback posts.

-- This story first appeared on ETOnline

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