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Drake’s “You wasn’t with me shooting in the gym” lyrics on the “Stay Schemin” single became the global catch phrase in 2012. The words were in direct reference to Kobe and Vanessa Bryant’s divorce settlement case, where Vanessa was set to walk away with with half of his earnings, along with three of their mansions. Even though Kobe cheated, Vanessa was taunted with a new name: “Gold Digger”.
Drake did comment a while back stating the lyrics weren’t intended to hurt Vanessa:
“That line came from a conversation about being this young and making this much money and the fear of losing it all. I just used his potential situation to address my own life. I never intended to offend Vanessa or anyone else.”
Vanessa kept quiet for most of 2012 but now the basketball wife is standing up for herself and her family. She addressed the matter on Instagram after several folks keep referencing the lyrics on her profile
“I love when immature kids quote a rapper that has never been friends with Kobe and knows nothing about our relationship. 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. [...]
I really wish people would stop THINK and then realize that they are being sucked into someone’s clear intention to monetize and gain attention off of our family’s heartache. This is real life. I hold down our home life so my husband can focus on his career. It’s a partnership.
Since my husband isn’t friends with Drake, we received a text of an apology forwarded from his manager. It’s done and over with and it’s now time for people to THINK before speaking”.
Since Kobe’s public cheating incident (and before), Kobe and Vanessa have been keeping their personal life very private from the public. We have a feeling it won’t be to long before Vanessa deletes her Instagram account.