Meek Mill has apologized to Vanessa Bryant after calling her controversial new Kobe lyrics, saying they were “extremely callous and disrespectful”.
Mill’s new runway raised a lot of eyebrows when she referred to the Lakers legend and the helicopter crash that killed him last year.
In the song, “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)”, Mill raps, “Yeah, and if I ever miss I go out with my chopper, it’ll be another Kobe.”
When an immediate backlash ensued, Mill tweeted, “Someone is promoting a story and you are all following it. . . . you all the internet antics can’t stop me ”. He also wrote, “They are paying to influence you now. . . it’s almost like a mind control “wake-up”. “
It wasn’t long before Vanessa Bryant spoke.
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line extremely callous and disrespectful, period,” she wrote on Instagram. “I don’t know any of your music, but I think you can do better than that. If you’re a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. It lacks respect and tact.
But Mill continued to fight back against the backlash, tweeting, “I don’t think we’re all on the same cue. . . I don’t see what you see. . . . I watch the net laughing like I did [when] I say randomly – all day on social media. . . it becomes a tendency to hate me from time to time, but I feed off that….
An hour later, however, he seemed to finally admit that he might have gone too far, saying he had apologized directly to Vanessa.
“I apologized to him privately earlier today, not to the public,” Mill tweeted, before adding, “If you care about someone grieving, change the subject!”