Feb 23, 2021
Meek Mill apologizes to Vanessa Bryant for controversial Kobe Bryant lyric
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Rapper Meek Mill is known for delivering some outstanding hits, but he’s receiving loads of backlash from fans after he used a lyric in a new song that references LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his tragic helicopter crash from last year.
In one of his new jams, Mill said, “And if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
As you might imagine, this line infuriated many, including Vanessa Bryant, who took to social media to call out Mill for his decision. Now, he’s quickly wasted no time in apologizing to the Bryant family for his song.Meek Mill apologized to Vanessa Bryant for his tasteless Kobe Bryant lyric
I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public…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!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 23, 2021
On Instagram, Vanessa Bryant wrote, “Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” wrote Vanessa. “I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this. If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
As you can see from his tweet above, Mill then took to social media himself to let all of his fans know that he reached out to Vanessa Bryant privately to let her know that he was sorry. However, the comments replying to Mill’s tweet trying to clear things up showcase countless people continuing to rip him for using the lyric in the first place.
The world continues to grieve the loss of Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and the others on board the helicopter crash from last January. If Mill doesn’t want to lose any additional fans, he’d be wise to stay away from the subject altogether in future songs.Next: Shaq weighs in on Meek Mill’s Kobe Bryant lyric controversy
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State halts controversial construction on Marsha P. Johnson Park
Construction at Marsha P. Johnson State Park has been stopped temporarily after a Brooklyn Community Board 1 Parks Committee meeting where Marsha’s family members shared their grief on a public forum. Local environmental activists have been fighting against the reconstruction of the former East River State Park in Williamsburg.
The halted construction includes covering a lot in a large, colorful thermoplastic (the paint used for road markings) mural, huge foam core flowers, and sheds to honor the LGBTQ civil rights activist. The $14 million project is sponsored by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Activists have been petitioning against the issue for two months since construction began.
On Thursday, the Parks Committee of Brooklyn Community Board #1 met to discuss the situation to hear from those concerned. The family of Johnson attended the meeting to express their issues about the project. James Carey, cousin of Marsha, spoke about how his family was not included in the discussion of the construction.