Lyrics to the reportedly unreleased track titled “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe)” were leaked last week, and apparently include the line: “This b**** I’m f***in’ always tell me that she love but she ain’t ever showed me/ Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
Bryant was killed along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in California last year.
Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, called out Mill in an Instagram Story on Monday 22 February, branding him “extremely insensitive and disrespectful”.
“Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” she wrote.
“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.”
Just minutes after Vanessa Bryant’s post, Mill tweeted: “I’m going back savage in this s*** ... f*** ya feelings!”
It is unclear if he was responding to her post or if the timing of his tweet was a coincidence.
He has since posted: “I don’t think we on the same signal y’all ... I don’t see what y’all see... I be looking at the net laughing like I did whet [sic].
“I say random s*** all day on social ... it becomes a trend to hate on me every once in a while but I feed off that s*** ima beast literally.”
Vanessa Bryant has also shared a message of support from WNBA star Candace Parker, who wrote: “I’m sorry you and your girls continually have to deal with s*** like this. It’s not fair it’s not right.”
The Independent has contacted Meek Mill’s representative for comment.