In the lyrics for an unreleased song titled “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe),” the rapper referenced the legendary Los Angeles Lakers’ sudden death in a helicopter crash last year.
“This bitch I’m fuckin’ always tell me that she love but she ain’t ever showed me,” the lyric read. “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,” Bryant 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. This lacks respect and tact.”
Mill said on Twitter Tuesday morning that he had already apologized to Bryant privately and that a previous crude message, later deleted, was not directed at her.
“I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public,” the rapper said. “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!”
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!
A few hours earlier, Meek Mill expressed his confusion about the way the Internet had reacted to his lyric.
I don’t think we on the same signal y’all .. I don’t see what y’all see… I be looking at the net laughing like I did whet 🙃 I say random shit all day on social … it becomes a trend to hate on me every once in a while but I feed off that shit ima beast literally 💎