Written by: Lehlieh Zion
On Thursday, February 18, rapper Meek Mill enraged the internet with his leaked verse on a song he and Lil' Baby collaborated on called "Don't Worry (RIP Kobe)”, The infamous verse "I'm goin out with my chopper, it be another Kobe" rightfully has every Kobe fan known to mankind pissed. January 26 marked the 1st anniversary of the late Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers' death. Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant would've turned 13 this year. Regretfully, the world lost not one but two Bryant's in a helicopter crash, leaving no survivors. It's clear this tragedy is still a sensitive topic to relive, and Meek Mill just shot an arrow through our hearts with his careless lyrics. Unfortunately, the main heart he attacked was Vanessa Bryant.
After a week of Vanessa's silence in response to rapper Meek's offensive verse, the widowed wife has finally taken to Instagram to respond. Vanessa responded today in her Instagram story tagging, the well-known Philly street rapper himself.
Mrs. Bryant found his lyrics disrespectful and a horrible way to remember her late husband. But Why do fans despise these lyrics so much? Is it because the beloved Kobe is mentioned in the unreleased song? Or is it because most fans are confused about what the lyrics mean? The honest answer is that Kobe fans hate these lyrics because it glorifies Kobe Bryant's death. Using someone's death in a derogatory way is insensitive and tacky, as Bryant’s wife expressed.
After awaiting Meek's long overdue apology to Bryant and fans, he finally took to Twitter to respond to what he considered an apology. Meek tweeted earlier today that he apologized to Vanessa in private and he was over it.
Unfortunately, someone on Meek's PR team isn't doing their job and might need to be fired. He appears to be shifting the blame from his ruthless lyrics to the fans continuously bringing it up. In my opinion, Meek needs to send out a proper public apology addressing Vanessa and all the Kobe Bryant fans, respectfully. There seems to be a little too much cockiness in his tweet's tone, and the fans are not here for it. What are your thoughts? Do you think Meek owes Vanessa a