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Did Meek Mill disrespect Kobe Bryant in new song? Rapper dubbed a 'clown' for lyrics referring to chopper crash

A snippet of Meek Mill’s new song with Lil Baby surfaced on the internet where Meek raps, 'I’ll go out with my choppa it’ll be another Kobe'
Meek Mill is accused of disrespecting Kobe Bryant in his new song (Getty Images)
Meek Mill is accused of disrespecting Kobe Bryant in his new song (Getty Images)

Meek Mill has been in the news for all the wrong reasons for the last few months. From his recent altercation with Tekashi 6ix9ine to his silly arguments on Clubhouse app, the rapper has been dragged on the internet mercilessly. Looks like he is again in the center of another controversy, thanks to his upcoming song.

An audio snippet of his upcoming track apparently titled ‘Kobe’ with rapper Lil Baby surfaced on the internet where the 33-year-old rapper seemingly disrespects the late basketball legend in his lyrics. Social media users wasted no time in slamming him on Twitter for the same.


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Meek Mill performs during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Did Meek Mill really disrespect Kobe Bryant?

A page dedicated to hip-hop on Twitter shared a snippet of Meek Mill’s new song in collaboration with Lil Baby where he raps a line that goes: “I’ll go out with my choppa it’ll be another Kobe.” The lyrics of the song are also posted on the hip-hop website Genius. However, the track there has been listed as ‘Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)’ where the lyrics go, “I got - eatin' on me and they never told me/ I got - in they feelings 'bout this money and they really owe me/ This bitch I'm fuckin' 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/ Shit, I could tell that they ain't never know me.” The song was apparently leaked in October 2020 but will reportedly be released officially soon. MEAWW will keep you posted.

The 18-time all NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. He was 41 years old. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna also died in the crash. Kobe was traveling with eight people when his private helicopter went down. It was also reported that a fire broke out and emergency personnel responded to the same. 

Basketball player Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa at the official after party for the 2004 World Music Awards, September 15, 2005, at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)


‘Meek Mill will always be a clown’

Meek Mill, who has been facing a lot of heat from the Internet for his recent controversies, got dragged yet again for his lyrics. Social media users stormed Twitter to slam the ‘Ima Boss’ hitmaker. One user posted, “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.” Another shared, “The bar was trash, Kobe died in a accident, So what Meek Trying say I’m grab the choppa & get the accidentally shooting.”

The next one said, “The bar is wack, plain and simple. In fact the whole 4 bar snippet is awful. He had to take an adlib just to get the forced bar on beat. Yelling Kobe when you air ball a 3. Using Kobe’s death as a bad gun punchline.” One asserted, “Meek mill has always been and always will be a clown.” While another posted, “Meek mill a fuckin clown. Mothafuckas around him don’t care about him I’m convinced.” One furious user concluded, “meek mill so desperate for clout.” 

Meek Mill performs at Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on June 2, 2019, in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Getty Images)