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Vanessa Bryant Calls Out Meek Mill for Lyric about Kobe in His Song 'Don't Worry (RIP Kobe)'

Gracious Egedegbe
Feb 24, 2021
11:30 A.M.

Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant recently criticized Meek Mill over his disrespectful lyrics referencing her late husband. The famous rapper has, however, offered an apology to the mother of four.

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Vanessa Bryant has called out Meek Mill over the rapper's insensitive lyrics about her late husband Kobe Bryant in his upcoming song titled "Don't Worry (RIP Kobe)"

Taking to her Instagram page, Vanessa shared a screenshot capturing lines from the upcoming track that referenced her husband's helicopter crash in January 2020.

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant at EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund's 16th Annual "An Unforgettable Evening" on May 2, 2013. |  Photo: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant at EIF Women's Cancer Research Fund's 16th Annual "An Unforgettable Evening" on May 2, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

Vanessa shared the screenshot alongside a caption where she tagged Meek Mill while telling him she disapproved of him using her husband's tragic death in a song. The 38-year-old wrote:

"Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful...but I believe you can do better than this."

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Vanessa continued by telling the rapper that if he was a fan of Kobe's, there are better ways for him to show it. She concluded by describing the lyrics as lacking respect and tact.

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Following Vanessa's post, WNBA star Candace Parker, a longtime friend to the Bryants, took to her Instagram story to share a supportive message to the 38-year-old.

[D]espite the grief, Vanessa has exercised an impressive level of strength in the past year.

Vanessa Bryant addresses Meek Mill's lyrics about Kobe Bryant in his new song. | Photo: Instagram/Vanessabryant

Vanessa Bryant addresses Meek Mill's lyrics about Kobe Bryant in his new song. | Photo: Instagram/Vanessabryant

Parker expressed her sadness over the insensitive lyrics and noted that she admired Vanessa's strength. The WNBA star also pledged love for the 38-year-old and her three daughters.

Shortly after Vanessa aired her disapproval, Meek Mill took to Twitter, revealing that he had privately apologized to her for his choice of words in the song.

Vanessa Bryant thanks Candace Parker for her support following Meek Mill's lyric about Kobe on his new song. | Photo: Instagram/Vanessabryant

Vanessa Bryant thanks Candace Parker for her support following Meek Mill's lyric about Kobe on his new song. | Photo: Instagram/Vanessabryant

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On January 26, 2020, the world came to a stop when it was announced that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna had died alongside seven others in a helicopter crash at Calabasas, California.

While the world lost a basketball legend, Vanessa lost her husband and daughter. Undoubtedly, the tragic loss came with an unexplainable amount of pain for the mom of four.

However, despite the grief, Vanessa has exercised an impressive level of strength in the past year. It is safe to say the 38-year-old is well on her way to healing.

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