Meek Mill is facing plenty of backlash on social media after a song referencing the death of the late Kobe Bryant leaked on social media Wednesday (February 17). The Lil Baby collaboration is listed as “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)” on Genius and has plenty of people hot at the Philly MC for one distasteful lyric.
“This b*tch I’m f*ckin’ always tell me that she love me but she ain’t ever showed me,” Meek raps in his verse. “Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe/Sh*t, I could tell that they ain’t never know me/’Cause if they knew me they would’ve never showed me.”
Not surprisingly, NBA fans and hip-hop fans alike took to Twitter to blast the song and Meek’s raps. The Dreamchasers leader took to Twitter early Thursday (February 18) to defend himself, calling the backlash nothing more than people following trends.
“somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it,” he wrote. “y’all internet antics cannot stop me ….shit like zombie land or something! Lol. They paying to influence y’all now … its almost like mind control ‘wake up.’
Lil Baby’s verse is way more positive on the song as the My Turn star reveals he one day wants to name his future children after Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
“I made a promise before God, that want’ll never hold me,” he raps. “I damn near wanna have a son, so I can name him Kobe/Daughter Gigi, I done beat them odds, I wish lil’ one could see me/Tiger took the charge without a problem, there he ever need me.”
See reactions to the verse below.