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Vanessa Bryant Finally Address Infamous Drake Song Lyric Criticizing Her Marriage

Published by Natasha Fierce on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:00 am.

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Vanessa Bryant has been laying low since her divorce filing from NBA all-star hubby Kobe Bryant in early 2012, but a lyric by Drake may have finally provoked her to speak up for herself.

The Young Money rapper fired a shot at Kobe’s wife with the line, “B**** you wasn’t with me shootin’ in the gym,” on Rick Ross’s track “Still Schemin’,” clearly implying that Vanessa is not entitled to half of  Kobe’s fortune in their divorce (though California family law seems to think otherwise). Drake’s fans have since echoed his critique by repeatedly putting Vanessa on blast.

This week, she finally responded via Instagram: “I love when immature kids quote a rapper that has never been friends with Kobe and knows nothing about our relationship,” she wrote.

“Just shows how gullible they are. 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 concludes, “I hold down our home life so my husband can focus on his career. It’s a partnership.”

Vanessa went on to say that Drake has never had a relationship with Kobe and that his team reached out to her to apologize for the misguided lyric, and now his fans need to do the same.

We’re not sure what’s going on with Bryant vs. Bryant (the estranged couple put out a joint Christmas card this year) but it seems like they’re trying to work it out. And for those who doubt how much Vanessa contributes to their partnership, maintaining six homes, two kids and a $200 million fortune can’t be easy.

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Kobe Bryant’s Wife Says She Wouldn’t Want a Non-Champion Hubby

Published by on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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Seems Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, is causing a stir after a statement she made to New York magazine.

In a piece about NBA wives and their overpowering fashion game, Vanessa answered the reporter’s question about whether her daughters liked watching their dad play basketball.

After explaining their interests were limited (“Would your child want to sit there and watch either you or your spouse work?” she asked), Vanessa commented on her own interest in the sport and her marriage to an NBA champion.

“I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships,” she explained. “If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”

The statement would be innocent and, well, cute if all she had to endure was her hubby’s time away. But that hasn’t been the case given reports of their near break-ups and one infamous news conference where her husband — with a very parched throat — apologized for his infidelity. Who could forget the diamond boo-boo prize from that hiccup?

But in her moment of fabulosity and fashion, the championship rings make it all worth it. Yeah… right.

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Kobe Swears He Won’t Cheat Again, Is Vanessa Bryant Buying it?

Published by Dior Noir on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9:30 am.

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Kobe Bryant may shut it down on the court but when it comes to his love life, he’s still taking the L. Despite reports that he’s been “aggressively” trying to reconcile with his estranged wife Vanessa and the cozy pictures of the two smooching on Valentine’s Day after a Laker game, the divorce is still on and TMZ.com reports she’s moving out.

Vanessa was spotted over the weekend looking for apartments in New York, far away from Kobe and his trail of Laker groupies.

Now, Kobe has sworn that he’ll never cheat on her again and sources say he’s even bought her “lavish gifts” and an expensive piece of jewelry.  Yes, this would be the same tactic he used after he famously “cheated” on his wife with a woman who accused him of sexual assault.

No one knows how his current gifts compare to the four million guilt diamond ring Kobe bought his wife in  2003, but it’s safe to say she doesn’t need gifts. The property Vanessa is reportedly shopping for would be her fourth: she now owns three  estates in Newport Beach, after Kobe transferred title to her as part of their divorce — which has not yet become final. She’s also due $75 million in the settlement.

Sources say they still won’t be surprised if Vanessa went back to Kobe, but should she finally split once and for all?

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Kobe Bryant: I Defended Gays In High School

Published by Runteldat on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm.

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Kobe Bryant continues to speak out about his use of a gay slur last week during an NBA game.

The Los Angeles Laker has already apologized for using the term, but in an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, he further explained that he was not a homophobe. Bryant told Salters that after going online and reading about the suicides of various kids who were taunted with slurs like the ones he used, “I’ve since learned what that word still means to a lot of people.”

Kobe also added that back in high school he actually used to beat up kids who would tease his gay friends. He explained, “I used to beat up a lot of kids even in high school who used to tease my friends because they were gay, or because they were black, or because they were Jewish, or because they were yellow, or because they were whatever.”

There has been criticism to Kobe’s apology, to which he has to say, “For people who don’t think my apology is sincere, they don’t know me. This isn’t over for me. I really plan to do more. What I said was ignorant and I really didn’t realize what I was saying.”

Kobe noted that he will continue to do his part to bring about awareness.

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Does Vanessa Bryant Have Kobe on a Short Leash?

Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm.

Apparently, Vanessa Bryant ain’t playing with Kobe on the groupie tip. After the Colorado incident and recent rumors that a woman is claiming she’s carrying his baby, could you blame her?

The New York Post reports that Kobe Bryant’s security was so tight at the Hennessy Black All-Star after-party at Boulevard 3 in L.A. that even female cocktail waitresses were banned from his VIP area. Instead of chancing some other woman pouring Kobe’s cocktails, Vanessa decided to take on the job herself and reportedly mixed his drinks as she stayed by his side.

All the better to keep an eye on her man; groupie season was in full-effect All Star weekend!

Do you think it’s silly or necessary that sports wives keep a closer eye on their men?

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Celebs Take on the Lakers vs. Celtics Game

Published by Dior Noir on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm.

So how bout them Lakers? As you probably know by now from every single LA fan who wont let you hear the last of it, Kobe and ‘em had a game seven victory over the Boston Celtics to win the NBA finals last night.

It’s safe to say no one is really surprised about the win, but there were a lot of celeb fans that helped cheer on their team at LA’s Staple Center. Snoop stepped out with his son Cordell to show some California love.  The rapper reportedly had $20,000 riding on the game, in a bet with Donnie Wahlberg, and the money won is going to charity.

Of course Khloe Kardashian was in the house to support her man Lamar Odom. Her sister Kim also came along for the ride.

Even Usher was there. I bet Tameka was watching the game just to try to spot him looking “yummy.”

Other off-court highlights from the game:

Ron Artest may not give a what about fans, since he’s known for fighting them, but after he  hit the 3-point shot that secured the win he thanked: “everybody in my hood,” “my doctor” and “my psychiatrist – she really helped me relax a lot.” Whatever works! Dude even announced he has a single, “Champions” coming out. Yeah, because we know how much a music side hustle worked for Kobe. *side eye*

Former Laker Shaq put aside his differences and gave his well wishes. He Tweeted: “Congratulations Kobe, u deserve it. U played great. Enjoy it man enjoy it. I know what ur saying Shaq how my a– taste.

If the giant could do it, whether or not you’re a Laker’s fan, you have to give it to the team for pulling off their 16th NBA Championship in the history of the organization. Congrats!

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Trina Responds To The Rumors

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 11:50 am.

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Trina has been the subject of many a rumor as of late. One was that she can’t keep a man, and the others about what sorts of men she keeps around her – most recently Soulja Boy.

Then there was once talk that she was fooling around with Kobe Bryant, fell off really hard with Trick Daddy, and yeah, naturally there were reports of beefs with other rappers.

However, recently Trina took the time to discuss some of the hearsay and squash what she considers BS.

On Kobe Bryant, she says she’s never met him let alone dated him.

On Soulja Boy, she says they were never a couple.

When it came to Trick Daddy she said there’s no bad blood, and while they don’t hang out as much anymore they still get along just fine.

As for haters, everyone seems to think they have them, and Trina is no different.

Here’s the rest of the interview for you to check out:

Ya’ll notice the rapper known as the baddest chick always sounds like the nicest?

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Kobe, Check Your Girl

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 12:01 am.

 

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There are some people who come into little money yet still manage to never forget where they come from. Then there are people like Vanessa Bryant – who once they get a little access into someone else’s fortune – begin to act like their ish doesn’t stink.

Speaking of stinky things, Vanessa allegedly ordered her ex-maid to stick her hand in a bag of dog feces to pull out the tag from her blouse.

That’s not it. In a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Orange County, Maria Jimenez claims that in addition to being asked to stick her hand in Lassie’s droppings, Vanessa called her “lazy, slow, dumb, a f—ing liar, and f—ing sh-t” and “badgered, harassed and humiliated Maria by yelling and screaming at Maria and criticizing her in front of Kobe, the Bryants’ children, employees and other people in the household.”

Not to mention Maria claims to be owed thousands in back pay and medical bills after being told she would receive medical insurance.

And Vanessa wonders why some people hope Kobe divorces her and leaves her so broke that she has to work a pole at a strip club near the border.

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What Does Shaq’s Ass Really Taste Like?

Published by Marcus Vanderberg on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 4:11 pm.

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At 7-foot-1, Shaquille O’Neal isn’t one to hide. But that’s exactly what the big fella is doing by defending his diss against former teammate Kobe Bryant to just rapping freestyle. “Kobe, tell me how my ass taste,” Shaq rapped a few times before getting the crowd at a New York nightclub on Sunday to do the same.

Yuck!

His former teammate Kobe Bryant can’t be enjoying that taste.

Shaq, grinning and bobbing during the two-minute video that posted on tmz.com, mentioned Kobe a few times in his song. The two were never close and their relationship grew even more strained after Kobe’s infamous incident with a female hotel employee in Colorado in 2003.

At the time, Kobe told investigators looking into the woman’s rape allegation that Shaq paid up to $1 million in hush money to women with whom he had affairs. Now Shaq and Shaunie, his wife of nearly six years, are getting divorced. (Apparently a $4 million purple diamond doesn’t work on every woman as it did on Kobe’s wife Vanessa.)

Shaq rapped, “I’m a horse. Kobe ratted me out. That’s why I’m getting divorced. He said Shaq gave a (woman) a mil. I don’t do that ’cause my name’s Shaquille. I love ‘em, I don’t leave ‘em. I got a vasectomy, now I can’t breed ‘em.”

Don’t forget that Shaq, who has four kids with Shaunie and another from a previous relationship, was the one who filed for divorce back in September and stated in the petition that Shaunie has been “secretive about her assets … particularly with respect to certain properties owned or titled in either [her] name alone or in other entities” and requested that the court require Shaunie to give a “correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities)” acquired during the marriage. The two are still on good enough terms though. Shaunie and the kids were at Phoenix’ playoff games, cheering on the bread winner in the family.

O’Neal has three NBA rings with Kobe and one (in Miami) without him. Kobe has none without Shaq plus his Lakers got trounced 4-2 by the Boston Celtics in this year’s Finals, prompting Shaq to begin his rap, “Check it. You know how I be. Last week Kobe couldn’t do without me.” Fair enough. “I was freestyling,” O’Neal said in a statement after being contacted by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. “That’s all. It was all done in fun. Nothing serious whatsoever. That is what MC’s do. They freestyle when called upon. I’m totally cool with Kobe. No issue at all. And by the way, don’t forget, six albums, two platinum, two gold. Anybody who knows me knows I’m a funny freestyler. Check the NBA DVD when I was rapping about Vlade Divac during my first championship run. Please tell everybody don’t make something out of nothing.”

Um, OK.

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