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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 12:35 pm  |  50 responses

Drake Talks About Kobe Bryant Lyrics


Over a year ago, on Rick Ross’ popular single “Stay Schemin’,” Canadian hip-hop star Drake seemingly dissed Kobe Bryant’s wife. Since that time, there have been indirect apologiescomparisons, and plenty of talk about the situation. And now, in an exclusive interview in the September issue of XXL Magazine, Drake addresses the now-resolved situation head on:

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.

The Drake-covered issue of XXL, which features a robust Q+A with the rising star, hits newsstands on August 20.

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  • cramzy

    word? You didn’t think she’d be offended by “b****, you wasnt with me shooting in the gym”?

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Why is this news? This line is from 2 years ago. In other news, Doc Rivers is still having dinner with Antawn Jamison from last week.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    I thought the line was corny but needed to be said for the good of all rich and successful men lol

  • sheeeeeeeeet

    prrrrrrrrrroduct placement anyone?

  • sheeeeeeeeet

    prrrrrrrrrroduct placement anyone?

  • vINSANITY

    Just a kid from toronto or millionnaire rapper, pick a persona and stick wit it

  • vINSANITY

    Just a kid from toronto or millionnaire rapper, pick a persona and stick wit it

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    This is modern day hip hop these rappers don’t know who they want to be. Exhibit A

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    This is modern day hip hop these rappers don’t know who they want to be. Exhibit A

  • melvo

    F**k Drake.

  • melvo

    F**k Drake.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’m so disappointed that we didn’t get and update on that dinner

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’m so disappointed that we didn’t get and update on that dinner

  • vINSANITY

    Those pants…wow

  • vINSANITY

    Those pants…wow

  • JibbsIsBallin

    SLAM will probably wait until this weekend to update us on the dinner. Maybe they had a sleepover and ended up having breakfast also.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    SLAM will probably wait until this weekend to update us on the dinner. Maybe they had a sleepover and ended up having breakfast also.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Yep let it soak in lol

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Yep let it soak in lol

  • t

    The line was corny, and so is the mentality behind it. Men shouldn’t be worried about the personal lives and affairs of other men. It was none of his corny @ss, Degrassi, emo business. Not so sure about this “borderline” desire of men to protect other men. I ain’t wit it.

  • Jay Brodes

    probably should have left that out..i get the overnight celebrity with give you ice like kobe right but this was just uncalled for. if he knows mamba personally that is one thing..i know yeezy and mamba have a relationship ditto with diddy..dont diss the mamba!!

  • Jay Cutler

    well.. she wasnt.

  • t

    Really? Because she actually voiced her feelings about that wack @ss line. But maybe you know her personally show you know she lied to the public about being annoyed by the line.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Dude it’s just a rap song calm down. I don’t think he was really that concerned. Just poking fun as all.

  • Dfrance

    I still can’t believe he went out there like that. Too many yes men in the camp.

  • Dfrance

    Yeah it wasn’t anything groundbreaking lyrically, but that’s probably EXACTLY how Kobe was feeling at the time.

  • t

    Rap song or not, men shouldn’t go on record speaking on the relationships of other men. That’s effeminate as hell.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Yea that was just an all around bad decision.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Well this is Drake we’re talking about.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    But of course “hip hop fans” really ate that line up.

  • t

    True true.

  • King David

    he’s a f*ggot

  • jim

    i don’t get it..did he write that song/line before the Kobe/ Vanessa divorce talk became public? if so, kind of weird imo..but if it was after it became public, wtf cares?

  • LakeShow

    So what if he is.
    That’s not what makes him awful.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    What do you expect from a dude who’s affiliated with Lil’ Wayne?

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    As for the “You weren’t with me shooting in the gym” thing…she was at home raising their two daughters.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Exactly.

  • TR

    Drake is an actor, playing a rapper. And hes been very successful at it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RubBzkZzpUA

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Stay schemin was trash anyway

  • shockexchange

    The “wasn’t with me shootin in the gym” line was okay, but making a reference to Horry Jr or his personal life was out of order. That will get you touched up. In the Shock Exchange’s opinion, the entire rap game is in decline. Rappers tellin’ “what had happened” or what “they done seen heard” about the women they’ve dated, somebody’s sister, somebody’s baby mama, et. al. is corny and has gotten completely out of hand.

  • The Seed

    Who cares, he got all of yall fooled, most of the rappers are actors, like wrestlers acting like they wrestle and try to hurt each other. Just dumbies buy into this fake street wannabe cool demeanor and make these cats idols, where they think they are cool. 50 cent once stated these wack wannabe thugs, buy my crap, Lil Wayne once stated I can’t believe they think I get girls for my looks and Jay Z once stated they don’t realize I have Beyonce under a spirit trance where she thinks I look like a model. LOL, yall cats buy it.

    Shout out to Philosopher.

  • lockandrange

    The entire rap game has been in decline for about 13 years other than a select few, but you have a point.

  • danpowers

    not really. to me tht guy appears to be just one of these rnb b*tches, rapper acting job failed badly lol

  • danpowers

    can we plz call it rnb and not hiphop? thx

  • danpowers

    ure just talking bout that mainstream stuff ppl get fed with, there is still quality out there. it just doesnt get delivered to our doors like that rnb-ish drake, kanye west, and whatnot bs off the assembly line. number of record sales hardly ever equals quality and its kinda funny that you fiind trash easier as the age of communication passes on, but it still takes the same “effort” as it did in the 90s b4 we had total media access anywhere to find quality.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    What I’m waiting for is the rap song with the storyline thats about the down and out rapper making a lot of money telling us how angry he is…or was because now with the $$$ and the fandom he doesn’t actually have anything to contribute. Story is written.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Bad B*tches are his f**king problem

  • shockexchange

    Fair point.

  • LakeShow

    lmao!
    Not all bitch*s are women.

  • danpowers

    and you can get the hooker out the street but not the street out the hooker. we’re gettin deep in here lol

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