Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant slammed washed up rapper Meek Mill for his "extremely insensitive" lyrics about the late NBA legend.
The rapper's leaked track "Don't Worry (RIP Kobe)" sparked heavy backlash on social media because of its lyrics pertaining 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, Mill 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."
"Chopper" is street slang for a fully automatic AK-47.
Vanessa, 38, slammed the "extremely insensitive" lyrics 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."
Meek already hit back at critics, when he tweeted: "Somebody promo a narrative and y'all follow it.... y'all internet antics cannot stop me ....s**t like zombie land or something! Lol. [sic]"
He doubled down with another defiant tweet that appeared to diss Vanessa's response on Instagram.
Meek tweeted: "I'm going back savage in this s**t ... f#%k ya feelings!"
A Rochester, NY police union official defended a police officer who pepper sprayed a handcuffed 9-year-old girl who threatened to kill her own mother.
Nine Rochester police officers responded to a 911 call from a parent who feared for her life. The parent said the child threatened to harm herself and ran away from home on Friday.
Body cam footage shows the hysterical girl handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car.
The video footage shows several officers wrestled the girl to the ground before she is placed kicking and screaming into the squad car.
The child screamed, "I want my dad, I want my dad!" while a female officer tried to calm her down.
"I'm gonna pepper spray you, and I don't want to, so sit back. This is your last chance. Otherwise, pepper spray is going in your eyeballs. Come on, let's go," she said, before spraying the child.
On Monday, following the public uproar, Mike Mazzeo, president of the Locust Club, defended the officers, saying no rules were violated.
Mazzeo said the officer was familiar with the child who had been detained on a previous occasion.
"This is incredible that we're dealing with a 9-year-old girl, but this is not the first time she has been put in handcuffs," he said. "We're dealing with a very, very difficult situation and what police officers are confronted and faced. And the limited [mental health] resources that are out there."
He added: "It was 14 degrees out. At different times, they're talking to her about hypothermia. They're worried about a number of things. There's no ambulance to put her in. When it's determined that she needs help and there's a mental hygiene [issue], they have to be restrained. There was a decision when they couldn't get her into the car despite everything they were trying. ... There was a short blast of capsicum. It worked. It calmed her down. It got her in."
The girl was transported to a mental hospital for a psychological evaluation.