Kobe Bryant Divorce: NBA Star Defends Wife Against Slam From Rapper Drake
The Kobe Bryant divorce never came, but the NBA star’s marriage to Vanessa still has some drama thanks to rapper Drake.
A song by Drake name-dropped Kobe and his wife, seemingly slamming Mrs. Kobe Bryant for being a golddigger. The line hasn’t sat well with Kobe or his wife, Enstarz noted, especially as fans have picked up on it.
The song, “Stay Schemin,” said that if Kobe Bryant went through with his divorce, Vanessa shouldn’t have been entitled to his fortune.
“Kobe about to lose on hundred and fifty M’s, Kobe my n—er hate it to have to be him, b–ch you wans’t with me shootin’ in the gym.”
The rap line came up on Monday when Kobe posted a message on Twitter about drinking coffee and tea with his wife. Someone responded by posting the lyric “she wasn’t with you shooting in the gym,” and Kobe shot back, “no, she wasn’t. She was busy raising our kids #nonanny #respectmothers.”
Vanessa Bryant had taken a similar approach earlier this month to the Drake slam, saying on Instagram that the Canadian rapper “has never been friends with Kobe and know nothing about our relationship.”
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
I hold down our home life so my husband can focus on his career. It’s a partnership.”
Kobe Bryant called off his divorce in January, saying that he and Vanessa had gotten back together.