Social media users have been discussing Pooh Shiesty’s lyric about Kobe Bryant following backlash over Meek Mill and Lil Baby’s single.
Last week, an unreleased song by Meek Mill and Lil Baby went viral because of lyrics about Kobe Bryant. In the song, named Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe), Meek Mill raps: “If I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
Now, some fans were left upset after discovering Pooh Shiesty’s single ‘Main Slime’ which also references Kobe’s name.
Pooh Shiesty’s lyric about Kobe Bryant
Pooh Shiesty’s single ‘Main Slime’ has been out for several months but some fans have just discovered Kobe’s name drop in the song.
In the single, the Memphis rapper sings: “I’m in LA, you gon’ chill with Kobe if we get into it.”
‘Main Slime’ debuted in March 2020 before Pooh Shiesty released a remix video to the single in May of that year.
Fans react to the lyric
Several social media users have reacted to Pooh Shiesty’s single, with some saying that they found the Kobe line disrespectful.
One Twitter user wrote: “Pooh Shiesty made a Kobe bar too and not a soul has spoke on it.”
Another person said: “I agree with a lot of people that Pooh Shiesty got away with that Kobe line. Because Meek is the one who’s getting a lot of flack, and the song is unreleased.”
Someone else reacted: “I never knew that Pooh Shiesty made a comment about Kobe as well.”
Pooh Shiesty’s lyric has gone viral now following the backlash over Meek Mill and Lil Baby’s unreleased single.
Vanessa Bryant responds to Meek Mill’s lyric
Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant has since responded to Meek Mill’s lyric following criticism from fans. Posting a screenshot of the lyrics to her Instagram story, she wrote:
“Dear @MeekMill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful, Period. 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.”
Meek tweeted a bit later, saying that he has apologised to Vanessa. He explained: “I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public…Nothing I say on my page directed to an internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!”