Less than a week after the death of Nipsey Hussle, the Florida rapper announced he plans to pursue Lauren London, Nipsey’s fiancé and mother of his child. "She's finna be a whole widow out here. I'll be the best man I can be for her," he said to many angry commenters.
After that, both T.I. and The Game called out Kodak for being “out of pocket” and in general, inappropriate regarding both respect for a grieving woman and the legacy of a rap legend. This got Kodak to respond “Or What?” in the comments of T.I.’s post, which many felt was also insensitive, given the Grand Hustle’s bosses attempts at trying to kick him some game.
L.A. radio host Big Boy was also one to respond to Black’s comments. He says he wasn’t going to promote Kodak Black on his timeline with a picture of him, but rather put up a pic of Nipsey and Lauren and got reflective about leaders in Hip Hop. He also says he’s “blocking the bulls**t from now on.”
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I won’t disrespect my timeline posting a pic of Kodak Black. However, I will say this, I’m not here for the blatant disrespect and fake ass apologies. To disrespect the King Nipsey and The Queen Lauren, is where I draw the line. Hip Hop has been very disrespectful lately. Not only is this disrespectful to Hip Hop, but this is disrespectful to a beautiful human being, spirit and a legacy. Sometimes I feel a certain way, but I don’t publicly speak out. I just don’t fuck with the person, place or thing. This one, I can’t just keep it on a personal chill. I’ve been a child of Hip Hop for a looooooong time. Hip Hop raised me and I’ve raised Hip Hop. I’m not new to this or fake with this. I’m a soldier!!!! I’m not just Phone Taps and funny interviews. Check my pedigree. I will not stand by and let Kodak Black come between an allegiance I have with dear FRIENDS. Nipsey’s honor can’t be disrespected like this. We must put a shield around @LaurenLondon and his ENTIRE Family. We can’t allow these things to happen. Nipsey wouldn’t. We look the other way and forgive too easily. I’m a black man first and I love all that deserve my love. I’m with unity, however, we must discipline our own as well. This isn’t about radio or dropping records, that’s been done. This is about protecting a LEGACY and holding people accountable. This may not change Kodak Black now, but I pray it changes his or someone’s future. For all those out there that wanna disrespect and play with royalty, I advise you to think “THRICE”. Long live the spirit, knowledge and wisdom of Nipsey Hussle. This has to be the standard FOREVER!!! The Marathon continues 🏁🏁🏁🏁 (I’m blocking the bullshit from now on. Try me)
Now, Kodak Black is responding to all the criticism at once. Via an Instagram Live session from earlier today (April 7), he apologized, sort of.
"Hey listen though, real s**t this gonna be my last time talking about this," he said during the session. "If I disrespected you Lauren London in any shape or form, I am sorry.... Even though I didn't. Rest in peace to dude, if I disrespected Lauren London in any way even though I know I didn't, my bad."
If that wasn’t insincere enough, Kodak signed off with his go-to insult. "Suck a baby d**k, all you old n****s reachin' f**k y'all," he said.
Kodak also responded to T.I.’s initial comments with pretty much the same sentiment he’s giving everyone else, saying, “Man, listen: I said what I said. Y'all tryin' to misconstrue what I said.... F**k that. I don't give f**k what y'all talkin' about," he said. "T.I., man, I don't care. I'm in Georgia right now."
Social media wasn’t done with Kodak Black’s antics and they’re not accepting his apology. See what they had to say below.
Kodak Black should’ve BEEN cancelled. He’s disgusting. pic.twitter.com/r607z1YQlR— Alana (@missblvque) April 7, 2019
Kodak Black ugly ass came back with a retaliation to all the celebrities comments not genuine apology for the disrespect of the Legend #NipseyHussle #RIP his label is going to drop him if he don't fix it! 😭— I am Purpose (@JaniceC31785957) April 7, 2019
“i’m sorry i disrespected you even though i know i didn’t, but i’m sorry”— gio gio bonito (@poppagio) April 7, 2019
everyone that still supports kodak black or believes him after that bullshit apology can walk out of my life right now and literally never come back because you obvisouly have no respect for anything
Kodak Black’s apology is 10 times worse than his original comments (which were incredibly ignorant). He really said “Rip to dude and if I offended Lauren which I know I didn’t I’m sorry,” like idk what else to say but electric chair... just wow— Blair (@_BlairM) April 7, 2019
The media needs to ignore Kodak Black. That is the best way call him out: act like he doesn't exist. https://t.co/2E38L9NBXu— DJBooth (@DJBooth) April 7, 2019
Kodak black : being a misogynistic— k (@nenesalter1) April 7, 2019
Kodak black : being a colorist
Kodak black: being a Literal rapist
Kodak talks about nipseys wife :
Y’all : pic.twitter.com/H2k0vbkmYU
So this is what made tall hate him?Not the fucking pending rape case? Not the anti blackness? Not the anti darkskin black woman? Y'all hate on people when y'all want to and not when y'all should!!!. #Kodak Black— Jessika (@jessikablk) April 7, 2019
Kodak Black apology is a joke. YOU young rappers will learn your mouths are a weapon & it can get you hurt— NG504 (@NiceGuy504) April 7, 2019
Millions of men are dead because they didn’t know how to control that weapon ( THEIR MOUTH)
Kodak Black’s music also caught the wrath of people in the business. L.A. DJ and show host Justin Credible of Power 106 pledged he’d no longer play Kodak’s music on the radio.
"We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black," Justin Credible said Saturday. "With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black’s music."
We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black. With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black’s music. #LongLiveNip 🏁🏁🏁— Justin Credible (@J_Credible) April 7, 2019
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