Kobe Bryant has some words for Master P who recently suggested the Lakers superstar was a “phony.”
The rapper told TMZ cameras earlier this week that Bryant, who rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas on Tuesday after Lamar Odom was found unconscious, was not a real friend to Odom who is currently fighting for his life.
“Goes to show when something happens to you everybody is his friend, everyone loves him. But is that true? I don’t think so. It’s like my wife and her lawyer sitting by my bedside if something happened to me,” P said. “I’m talking about Kobe.”
Percy Robert Miller, the rapper’s legal name, continued, “All this man [Odom] watned to do was play basketball. Kobe was his friend. Kobe like owns the team; he could’ve got the man back on the team. Even in that situation I think he was just searching for love. His biggest problem was where the people at where he showed love to, he has a big heart. It’s phony. If you my friend, if you cared about me that much, why you didn’t get him into training camp.”
In what appeared to be in response to P’s comments, Bryant tweeted:
But it didn’t end there. Miller still felt the need to get his point across, so he issued a full statement via social media titled: The Truth Hurts.
In the lengthy message, the rapper explained that he stopped dealing with Lamar years ago because Odom was hesitant to receive the help. P, who once mentored the ill athlete, went on to explain that when they did speak, the former Lakers player “complained about how everybody turned their backs on him, even his nba buddies.”
P wrote that he respects Kobe and he has no problem speaking with him OR the Kardashians face to face to discuss “the conversations that Lamar and I have had concerning him trying to get his life back together and getting back into the league.”
He added, “I’m not about entertaining no mess and I’m only speaking on this because I knew this brother … The truth hurts, even in Hollywood.”
Odom is currently in a coma and is surrounded by family and friends, including his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian.