Meek Mill just can’t catch a break lately. After getting into a viral confrontation with 6ix9ine outside of an Atlanta club on Sunday (February 14), he found himself on the defense once again after a leaked snippet of one of his songs revealed a perhaps ill-timed lyric about Kobe Bryant’s death.
“Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe,” he raps. “Shit, I could tell that they ain’t never know me/’Cause if they knew me they would’ve never showed me.”
The backlash was immediate and Meek was unsurprisingly a trending Twitter topic for the second time this week. Par for the course, Wack 100 decided to get in on the conversation and slam Meek for his verse. In an Instagram post uploaded on Thursday (February 18), the veteran music manager chided the Philadelphia native for the perceived off-color lyrics.
“Some metaphors SHOULD not be used,” he wrote alongside a photo of Bryant and his daughter Gianna who was also killed on the January 2020 helicopter crash. “Pretenders struggle to pretend when it’s not authentic — 1 man don’t speak for #Philli -Rip #Kobe&GIGI.”
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But as pointed out in the comment section, Wack is essentially doing the same thing he’s accusing Meek of doing — using people’s names for clout. He also made some inflammatory remarks about the late Nipsey Hussle nine months after his March 2019 death. While speaking to TMZ in December 2019, Wack claimed there was no way Neighborhood Nip could be considered a legend.
“He wasn’t,” Wack said matter-of-factly at the time. “What’s a legend? Define a legend. Let’s keep it real. If Dr. Dre died right now, we’d say we lost a legend, right? Based upon what? Numbers, right? Body of work, right? How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album, right? This not no personal shit. This is real shit.
“The man died with a million followers. No radio hits. No platinum hits. No world tours. After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, followers went up nine, 10 million. First of all, we gotta define what a fucking legend is and what it fucking ain’t. Was he on his way? I think within time, yes he would have been. At the time of his demise … let’s keep it real. The truth can’t be defined as disrespect. If it is, that means you lyin’ to you muthafuckin’ self.”
As expected, Wack was met with harsh criticism from T.I., Meek and countless Nipsey fans. In an interview with Nick Cannon, he attempted to explain his initial commentary but wound up enflaming people even more. Revisit his comments below.
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) December 5, 2019