Kodak Black has faced an onslaught of criticism after making some inappropriate comments about Lauren London, Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend and the mother of his son Kross Asghedom. In response, Kodak has issued an apology — of sorts.
“If I disrespected you Lauren London in any shape or form, I’m sorry,” he said with a caveat. “Even though I didn’t. And rest in peace to dude.”
Kodak Black apologizes for his comments about Lauren London.
Does he get a pass from the culture? pic.twitter.com/FHFk5EUuif
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) April 7, 2019
Kodak came under fire for talking about London being single following Nipsey’s death.
“She finna be out here single!” he said. “She finna be a whole widow out here. I’ll be the best man I could be for her. I’ll give her a whole year, she might need a whole year to be crying and shit for dude.”
He added, “I ain’t trying to shoot at her. I’m saying, listen, she can do two, three years. I’ll try to be like a friend to holla, a shoulder to lean on. You can call my line.”
The Game, T.I. and longtime radio host Big Boy were among those to condemn Kodak for his words. Power 106’s Justin Credible also declared his station would no longer support Kodak’s music.
Check out their respective reactions below.
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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)
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