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Vanessa Bryant, wife of star NBA guard Kobe Bryant, recently defended herself against lyrics from the 2012 rap song "Stay Schemin."
After Bryant filed for a divorce in Dec 2011 and rumors began swirling about how much money she would receive from her NBA player husband, rapper Drake expressed his sentiments about the situation in Rick Ross' "Stay Schemin."
"Kobe 'bout to lose a hundred fifty M's/ Kobe my (expletive) I hate it had to be him/ (Expletive) you wasn't with me shooting in the gym," Drake rhymed on the song released last April.
Mrs. Bryant recently 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. "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's comment concerning Drake's lyrics stems from a spectator bringing the lyrics to her attention recently. She 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."
Despite her feelings pertaining to the lyrics of "Stay Schemin," Mrs. Bryant made it clear that she had cleared things up with Drake.
"Since my husband isn't friends with Drake, we received a text of an apology forwarded from his manager," Mrs Bryant let her followers know. "It's done and over with and it's now time for people to THINK before speaking."