Meek Mill Drops Kobe Bryant Lyric on Leaked Song, People Respond
Written by DJ AquaTrunk on February 18, 2021
Last night (Feb. 17), a snippet of a record that is presumed to be titled “Kobe,” after the late NBA icon who died in a helicopter crash last year, surfaced online. On the 30-second clip of the track, Meek Milly raps, “And if I ever lack I’m going out with my choppa it be another Kobe.”
Shortly after the preview of the record began circulating on social media, Meek immediately began to receive criticism for the bar that many have deemed insensitive and tasteless.
One person tweeted, “Just woke up, meek mill gotta go for that kobe line.”
Another Twitter user said, “Meek Fans now ‘He didn’t mean it that way’ ‘Y’all too sensitive’ ‘Rappers been doing this’ ‘He’s a Legend too’ He could’ve referenced Kobe any other way without using Chopper and Kobe in the same line.”
Wack 100, who exchanged words with Meek earlier this week, weighed in on the Philadelphia rapper’s lyric as well. “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,” he captioned a photo of Kobe and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant.
Lil Baby also mentioned the beloved basketball star and his daughter Gigi, who died in the crash as well.
“I damn near wanna have a son so I could name him Kobe, daughter Gigi,” Baby rhymed.
Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Jan. 26, 2020. He and his 13-year-old daughter were among nine people who were killed in the tragic incident.
XXL has reached out to a rep for Meek Mill for a comment.
Check out the snippet to Meek Mill’s song with Lil Baby below.
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