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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 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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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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Vanessa Bryant Might Hate Khloe Kardashian

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 12:00 am.

As hard as it must be to believe, there are some people who don’t like the Kardashians.

And if you believe In Touch Weekly, you can add Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, to the list of Kardashian haters.

It seems the formally most famous Laker wife can’t stand sharing the shine with Khloe Kardashian and her family.

In Touch reports:

Khloe Kardashian is feeling unloved–not because of her husband, Lamar Odom, but because of one of his Lakers teammates’ wives. According to an insider, Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, “hates” Khloe and her entire family, whom she sees as attention-grabbing fame-seekers. And instead of hiding her feelings, Vanessa refuses to have anything to do with the 26-year-old. “She won’t sit anywhere near Khloe at Lakers games,” the insider reveals, adding that because of Vanessa’s dislike of her, Khloe has been shut out of the tight-knit circle the other Lakers’ wives have formed. “At a dinner for the wives, Vanessa didn’t want to invite Khloe,” the insider shares. “She said Khloe is a ‘fake wife,’ and she didn’t want fake wives there.” The feeling is mutual. The insider says Khloe and Vanessa have “gotten into fights” in the past. And at the Lakers’ NBA Finals game on June 17, Khloe brought Lamar’s two children, as well as her mom, Kris, and siblings Kim, Rob, Kendall and Kylie–and they all stayed far away from Vanessa.

This sounds like an episode of The Game.

Considering Vanessa Bryant isn’t all that popular herself I wouldn’t fret if I were Khloe if this turned out to be true.

Telling people Vanessa Bryant hates you likely yields the same response as telling your friends that a bill collector can’t stand you. It’s like, “Oh, well who cares what they think anyway?”


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Kobe, Check Your Girl

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



Contributor: Runteldat

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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