American rapper Meek Mill has come under fire for his line to an unreleased track, listed on Genius under the title ‘Don’t Worry’ (RIP Kobe) featuring Lil Baby, surfaced online.
The line “Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe”, references the tragic death of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash in 2020, along with his daughter, 6 other passengers and the pilot.
Meek Mill took to Twitter to share his opinion on the matter twitting “somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it…. y’all internet antics cannot stop me…shit like zombie land or something! Lol”, in disagreement with the backlash received over his line.
The wife of the late NBA star, Vanessa Bryant, took to her Instagram story to condemn the line. “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.”
The rapper has tweeted that he has privately apologised to the family.