Meek Mill has a new song with Lil Baby coming out, and fans are not happy with one of the lyrics that they’ve heard so far. A small portion of the track leaked on Feb. 17, and attention was immediately called to Meek’s lyric about the late Kobe Bryant. “I’ll go out with my choppa, it’ll be another Kobe,” Meek reportedly raps on the song. Considering Kobe died in a helicopter crash just over one year ago, this line has been dubbed as extremely ‘disrespectful.’
After hearing about the backlash, Meek took to Twitter to defend himself. “Somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it,” he tweeted. “Y’all internet antics cannot stop me. S*** like Zombieland or something! They paying to influence y’all now. It’s almost like mind control.”
This is not the first time that Meek has been the subject of Internet controversy. At the end of 2020, he was slammed for talking about his ex, Nicki Minaj, and her newborn baby in a chat on Clubhouse. Even though he didn’t say anything negative about Nicki, fans trashed Meek for continuing to use the new mom’s name to get attention. Nicki did not respond.