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Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers guard, is letting it be known that his wife Vanessa Bryant does not have to be shooting in the gym with him to contribute to his success.
Bryant, 34, decided to share a bonding moment between he and his wife in front of over one million Twitter followers when he posted pictures of their coffee and tea preferences. However, one fan decided to take things further by quoting a line from Rick Ross' song "Stay Schemin" which featured rapper Drake. He questioned Vanessa being deserving of the NBA player's money amid their pending divorce.
"@kobebryant @LadyVB24 but..... #SheWasntWithYouShootingInTheGym," the person tweeted, using the hashtag to quote a line from the song.
However, Bryant did not letting the fan get away with the harsh tweet about his wife- he has reconciled with her since she filed for divorce in Dec. 2011.
"No, she wasn't. She was busy raising our kids #nonanny #respectmothers," Bryant told the fan.
The fan understood Bryant's position in the matter.
"@kobebryant you're right.... thanks for responding to an obnoxious tweet man," the person responded.
Much like her husband, Vanessa has spoken out against the "Stay Schemin" lyric that questioned her role in the basketball player's success. Mrs. Bryant took to her Instagram account to express her feelings about the lyrics that many people felt she inspired.
"I love when immature kids quote a rapper that has never been friends with Kobe and knows nothing about our relationship," she wrote earlier this month. "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."
Mrs. Bryant decided to chastise those who are unknowingly poking fun of her family's situation.
"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," Bryant wrote on the picture sharing website. "This is real life. I hold down our home life so my husband can focus on his career. It's a partnership."