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Meek Mill Apologizes To Kobe Bryant's Widow Vanessa For 'Disrespectful' Verse

By Ryan Naumann

Meek Mill says he privately apologized to Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant after she called him for a 'disrespectful' verse featuring the NBA star's name.

The rapper, who had been catching a ton of heat this week for the lyric, responded to fans after Vanessa tore him to shreds last night on social media. Meek responded writing, "I apologized to her in private earlier today, not to the public... Nothing I say on my page directed to an internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject."

Vanessa's Message


The controversy started when a snippet of a track featuring Meek and Lil Baby was leaked online. On the song entitled, 'Don't Worry (RIP Kobe)," Meek raps, “If I ever lack I’m goin’ out with my choppa, it be another Kobe.”

Days after the song leaked, Vanessa took to Instagram to tell Meek how upset she was with her late husband's name being disparaged. She said, "Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period. 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."

Twitter Reacts

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The majority of comments on social media have been negative towards Meek. Many feel his verse was not only tacky but extremely disrespectful for Vanessa and the rest of Kobe's family.

One fan tried to defend Meek writing, "Ni--as really be on meek’s body fr. Plenty of rappers have used kobe’s name after his death but cause it’s meek y’all choose to drag him on the internet that’s some real life hating shit. That hate not good for ya soul."

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The troll was quickly schooled when another person replied, "nah it's cool if rappers use kobe's name, and we not mad at him cause he's just meek, we mad at him cause he DISRESPECTED KOBE'S NAME after his death.... do you see where you're wrong ? we dgaf if it's meek, we still gon get mad at WHOEVER disrespect kobe's name like that."

"They clowns no feelings for somebody’s familys loss. Thinking rap lyrics is cool talking on dead legend like that. That Shit is corny af bruh." said an angry Kobe fan.

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