Rapper Meek Mill in Hot Water Again
Meek Mill is under fire yet again for mentioning the late Kobe Bryant in his new song, ‘Choppa.’ His wife Vanessa Bryant quickly responded.
Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful,” she wrote. “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.”
The Controversial Lyric
Meek Mill faced Twitter’s wrath on February 17 once the track started making the rounds. The untitled song — previously called “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)” on Genius’ website — features Lil Baby and references Kobe’s fatal helicopter crash in January 2020.
“Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe,” Meek rapped. “Shit, I could tell that they ain’t never know me/’Cause if they knew me they would’ve never showed me.”
Fans, Enemies Outraged
Lakers fans were enraged after hearing the line and promptly dragged Meek on Twitter. In addition, Philly native’s current nemesis, Wack 100, unsurprisingly chimed in on the matter and condemned Meek, writing in an Instagram post, “Some metaphors SHOULD not be used. Pretenders struggle to pretend when it’s not authentic — 1 man don’t speak for #Philli -Rip #Kobe&GIGI.”
Remembering the Tragic Loss
The legend was among the nine people who were killed on the helicopter ride to the Mamba Sports Academy. Kobe, his daughter Gianna, her teammate Alyssa Altobeli and her parents John and Keri Altobeli, and others lost their lives.
Sending love to Vanessa Bryant as people continue to be insensitive during this tough time.