Meek Mill Receives Backlash for Lyric About Kobe Bryant

Meek is facing criticism after a track in which he seemingly references the death of Kobe Bryant surfaced online. Many people called the lyrics disrespectful.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Meek Mill speaks on stage at the "Justice for All: Reforming a Broken System" at the Fast Company Innovation Festival - Day 2 on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company)

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Meek Mill is facing criticism after a track featuring Lil Baby appeared to surface online. Specifically, Meek is being criticized for a line in which he seemingly references the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas.

“Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe,” Meek is believed to have rapped on the track, which has been listed on Genius under the title “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe).”

Elsewhere on the surfaced track, Lil Baby raps about wanting to “have a son, so I can name him Kobe/Daughter Gigi.”

The controversy surrounding the lyric comes on the heels of the Philly rapper and 6ix9ine bumping heads outside of a club in Atlanta over the past weekend. Video from the incident showed both rappers yelling at one another.

“We did not run into each other I was getting in my car he just popped out,” Meek tweeted of what went down. “we almost was smoking on that 69 pack for the love of a viral moment ….. he tryna get something locked up no cap lol.”

69 waited out side the club for me they tryna get usssssss wtf

— MeekMill (@MeekMill) February 14, 2021

Late Wednesday night, Meek—though he didn’t specifically mention the surfaced track featuring the Kobe line—said “internet antics cannot stop me.” Many have interpreted the following two tweets as responses to the criticism:

somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it.... y’all internet antics cannot stop me ....shit like zombie land or something! Lol

— MeekMill (@MeekMill) February 18, 2021

They paying to influence y’all now ... its almost like mind control “wake up” 🙃

— MeekMill (@MeekMill) February 18, 2021

Check out reactions to Meek’s widely criticized lyric below.


Lil baby after hearing what this mf Meek mill said about Kobe:

— Danyell (@Narkado_18) February 18, 2021

Meek Mill actually thought that Kobe line was a good idea??

— 🐶 (@anaialator_) February 18, 2021


I don't know when I'll be ready to hear a song that references Kobe, but I know it ain't now & I know that line Meek Mill just dropped ain't it. Let that man RIP a little longer & the next man who wants to try, work a little harder to ensure that your bar isn't so disrespectful.

— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 18, 2021


Yo that Meek Mill Kobe bar is completely disrespectful. Idgaf nobody should be mentioning Kobe’s death in any manner especially on some corny ass shit like that.

— DRE THE NOID (@THEGOONEEZ) February 18, 2021




“I’m going out with my chopper, it be another Kobe” - Meek Mill

— ball fade (@ballfade_) February 18, 2021



Lil baby watching meek mill in the studio when he said that line about Kobe

— Noah (@noaahh_22) February 18, 2021



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