This comes as no surprise.
“Kobe ’bout to lose a hundred fifty M’s / Kobe my n*gga I hate it had to be him / Bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym / (Bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym).”
Soon after the song was released, “bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym,” became the line everyone used to address perceived gold diggers.
While the world laughed, Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa scowled.
Unlike the rest of the world, she wasn’t amused by Drake’s comments on her failing marriage.
After almost an entire year, Vanessa Bryant has finally broken her silence stating:
“I love when immature kids quote a rapper that has never been friends with Kobe and knows nothing about our relationship,” she wrote. “Just shows how gullible they are. I don’t need to be in the gym. I’m raising our daughters, signing checks and taking care of everything else that pertains to our home life. But thanks for your concern over an immature quote.
I really wish people would stop THINK and then realize that they are being sucked into someone’s clear intention to monetize and gain attention off of our family’s heartache. This is real life. I hold down our home life so my husband can focus on his career. It’s a partnership.”
Vanessa went on the reveal that Drake has since apologized for his comment, but damage has already been done.
“Since my husband isn’t friends with Drake, we received a text of an apology forwarded from his manager. It’s done and over with and it’s now time for people to THINK before speaking.”
Back when the line first caused controversy, Drake stated:
“I never intended to offend Vanessa or anyone else. That line had everything to do with me and what goes on in my head as a 25 year old man with this much income flowing in. Kobe is and always will be a friend and an icon to me.”
It’s done and over. Kobe’s still shooting in the gym and it seems like Vanessa Bryant is still writing them checks.