Vanessa Bryant slams Meek Mill for 'extremely insensitive and disrespectful' lyric about Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant slams Meek Mill for 'extremely insensitive and disrespectful' lyric about Kobe Bryant
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant, left, and Meek Mill pictured in 2019.Stefanie Keenan/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
  • Meek Mill references Kobe Bryant's death in an unreleased song, which leaked online last week.
  • Bryant's wife Vanessa described the lyric as "insensitive and disrespectful" on Instagram Monday.
  • A source close to the situation told Insider on Tuesday that Mill privately apologized to Vanessa.

Vanessa Bryant has publicly chastised Meek Mill for an "extremely insensitive and disrespectful" rap about her late husband, legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant.

The lyrics in question belong to an unreleased song by Mill that leaked last week, reportedly called "Don't Worry."

"This b---- I'm f---in' always tell me that she love but she ain't ever showed me," Mill raps. "Yeah, and if I ever lack, I'm goin' out with my chopper, it be another Kobe."
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After days of backlash directed at Mill online, Vanessa posted the excerpt on her Instagram story on Monday evening.

"Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period," she 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."
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Vanessa Bryant slams Meek Mill for 'extremely insensitive and disrespectful' lyric about Kobe Bryant
Vanessa Bryant posted this message late Monday night.@vanessabryant/Instagram

Kobe died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020 at the age of 41. All nine passengers on the aircraft also died, including his and Vanessa's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

"There aren't enough words to describe our pain right now," Vanessa wrote at the time, on behalf of herself and the couple's other three daughters: Natalia, Bianka, and Capri."I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved," she wrote. "We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever."
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Shortly after Vanessa condemned Mill's lyrics on Instagram, the rapper appeared to respond with two vague tweets.

"[I don't] trust people gotta play it raw," he wrote. "I'm going back savage in this s--- ... f#%k ya feelings!"

The second tweet has since been deleted.
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However, Mill later said he "apologized to her in private earlier," apparently referring to Vanessa.

"Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman!" he tweeted early Tuesday morning. "If you care about someone grieving change the subject!"

A source close to the situation confirmed to Insider on Tuesday that Mill did apologize privately to Vanessa and that "everything is good between them."
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