5:46 AM PT — Meek Mill says he has apologized to Vanessa.
“I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public,” Meek early Tuesday morning. “Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!”
The Philadelphia rapper has been under serious fire over the past week for one particular lyric in his new collab with Lil Baby which says:
“This b**ch I’m f**kin’ always tell me that she love me, but she ain’t ever showed me // Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
The clip ultimately got to Vanessa Bryant who sounded off on Meek — and explained why she’s so offended.
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” Vanessa posted on IG … “I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this.”
Bryant continued, “If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
WNBA star Candace Parker — who’s extremely close with the Bryant family — immediately posted a statement supporting Vanessa.
“I’m sorry YOU and your GIRLS have to continually deal; with S**T like this,” Parker said … “It’s not fair and it’s not right.”
“We love you and I am continually in awe in your ability to take the high [road].”
Vanessa lost her husband and her daughter, Gianna, in the Jan. 26, 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. Seven other people also perished in the crash, all of whom had a close connection to the Bryant family.