Drake Addresses Dissing Kobe's Wife On "Stay Schemin" Says "It's Just Rap"
Drake sent shockwaves through the hip hop, NBA communities and eventually social media with his “diss” of Kobe’s wife, Vanessa on the track “Stay Schemin’” when he addresses the apparent massive divorce settlement she would be getting.
Kobe ‘bout to lose a hundred fifty Ms/ Kobe my nigga I hate it had to be him
Bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym
A year later, and after the two settled their marital woes, both Vanessa and Kobe addressed the issue when she said that Drizzy did not know her husband, saying “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.” Mamba took to Twitter this year to defend his wife and the ludicrous line, “no, she wasn't. She was busy raising our kids. #nonanny #respectmothers.”
XXL: It seems Kobe reconsidered his divorce after your line.
Drake: Which one?
XXL: “Kobe about to lose 150 Ms”…
Drake: Oh God. That was tough too, man. I never meant that for that to be malicious.
XXL: It wasn’t malicious.
Drake: It wasn’t at all. I think given the issues that were happening at the time, I think it just sort of caused maybe some internal family things or whatever.
XXL: Did you hear that from anyone?
Drake: I caught wind that she was unhappy about the line, or whatever. I never meant to. It’s just rap. Sometimes you don’t realize how big your voice is. Still, I guess it’s weird to me, man. I’m just a kid from Toronto. I’m rapping a line. It’s like, ‘Kobe Bryant’s wife is not going to hear this and care about it,’ and then it’s like, oyyy.