Kodak Finally Apologizes For Insensitive Comments About Lauren London

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12:  Kodak Black attends the Kodak Black "Dying To Live" Album Listening Party at Harlem Parish on December 12, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Kodak Finally Apologizes For Insensitive Comments About Lauren London

The rapper had some disturbing words for Nipsey Hussle’s grieving girlfriend.

Published April 7, 2019

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.

  1. 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)

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    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.

  2. *Facepalm.*

    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.


  3. 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."

Written by BET Staff

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