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.