Meek Mill tucked his tail between his legs and apologized to Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, for disrespecting them both.
He offered his sincere apology in private on Tuesday morning, after furious Kobe fans dragged him all over social media for telling the grieving widow, "I'm going back savage in this s**t ... f#%k ya feelings!"
"I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public," Meek tweeted Tuesday. "Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman!"
The 33-year-old rapper begged fans to move on: "If you care about someone grieving change the subject!"
Vanessa lashed out at Meek on Monday after he dropped Kobe's name in "extremely insensitive" lyrics in a leaked track, titled "Don't Worry (RIP Kobe)."
The lyrics pertained to the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 others in January 2020.
In the song, Meek says:
"This b**ch I'm f**king' always tell me that she love me. But she ain't ever showed me. Yeah, and if I ever lack, I'm goin' out with my chopper It be another Kobe."
A "chopper" is street slang for a fully automatic AK-47.
Vanessa, 38, called Meek out on social media and urged the 33-year-old rapper to "do better".
She wrote on her Instagram Story:
"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."
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