Despite filing for divorce, Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Kobe Bryant, recently took to Instagram to blast rapper Drake and defend her marriage to the Los Angeles Lakers star, suggesting that their relationship is still going strong.
Last year, Drake penned lyrics on his single “Stay Schemin” that directly referred to the Bryants' marriage troubles. In the song, by Rick Ross, Drake took aim at Vanessa following reports that Kobe was slated to lose up to $75 million and three properties in a divorce.
“I hate it had to be him. ... You wasn’t shooting with me in the gym.”
According to Gossip Daily, Drake eventually apologized for the line, saying he didn’t intend to hurt Kobe Bryant’s estranged wife at the time in the process.
“That line came from a conversation about being this young and making this much money and the fear of losing it all,” Drake said. “I just used his potential situation to address my own life. I never intended to offend Vanessa or anyone else.”
Now, Vanessa has finally responded to the lyrics and defended her relationship with Kobe on Instagram.
“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,” Vanessa wrote.
“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.”
Along with proving her relationship is going strong, Vanessa also addressed Drake’s apology, in the hopes fans will squash the fight, as well.
“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,” she wrote.
Vanessa filed for divorce in December 2011 after 10 years of marriage amid allegations that the Lakers star cheated. She filed the papers citing “irreconcilable differences,” though the media reported the marriage fell apart because of the NBA star’s affairs.
"It's like high school,” one source told TMZ in mid-December. “Sometimes they're together, sometimes they're not."
According to TMZ, the divorce petition is still filed, but sources said “it looks like they’re working things out ... again ... for now.”