As hip-hop still mourns the recent devastating loss of recording artist/community leader Nipsey Hussle, superstar Kodak Black has ignited an uproar with the city of Los Angeles following unflattering comments towards the late rapper’s long-time girlfriend, Lauren London. Due to the immature comments, L.A.’s music scene has banded together to “mute” Kodak Black.
During a recent Instagram Live session, the Florida hitmaker was seen strategizing a chance to become London’s next boyfriend. During the conversation, Kodak mentioned waiting a year and being the shoulder she can cry on. Friends of the artist were heard telling the “Zeke” artist of speaking too soon on the matter. Watch the complete conversation below.
Upon the video going viral, hip-hop artists quickly responded to Kodak Black’s antics. Those reprimanding Kodak Black included music legends T.I., Tank, and The Game.
Following the backlash, Kodak Black took to Instagram once again to express to fans that his words were taken out of context and apologize to Lauren London for his distasteful commentary. Though apologizing to the actress and deceased, Kodak refused to apologize to the “O.G.s” he proclaimed tried to “son” him by demanding respect. Kodak would respond to the older artists with explicit remarks, labeling them “clout chasers” for their actions. See the complete apology below.
Unforgiving of his lackluster apology and tired of his childish humor, Los Angeles radio pledged allegiance to Nipsey Hussle’s legacy by refusing to support Kodak Black’s music. Los Angeles’s Power 106 was the first to issue an official statement removing Kodak’s music with both rival stations and the city’s biggest radio personalities swiftly aligning with the call-to-action.
Kodak Black shares collaborations on popular radio hits, like “Wake Up in the Sky” with Bruno Mars and Gucci Mane, “ZEZE” with Travis Scott and Offset, and “Pills and Automobiles” with Chris Brown, Yo Gotti, and A Boogie with da Hoodie.
Issued statements to “mute” Kodak Black came from huge names in radio, including Big Boy, The L.A. Leakers, Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed.
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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)
Before his death, Nipsey Hussle was an avid supporter of Kodak Black. The two were signed to the same record label under Atlantic Records. Nipsey promoted Kodak’s latest music back in 2018 while promoting his own new release, Victory Lap.