Kodak Black Apologizes After Backlash Over His Comments About Nipsey Hussle's Partner Lauren London
On Sunday, Kodak took to Instagram Live again, this time to apologize to London while also saying he never disrespected her in the first place.
"If I disrespected you Lauren London in any shape or form, I am sorry," Kodak began. "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. Suck a baby dick, all you old n---as reaching, fuck y'all."
A tidal wave of backlash hit Kodak after he professed his hopes to one day pursue London, as veteran hip-hop compatriots T.I. and The Game were just a few to condemn the 21-year-old for his tasteless comments. Power 106 host Justin Credible took a stand to completely ban Kodak Black's music from the station. Real 92.3's Big Boy also posted about how he wouldn't tolerate the "Zeze" rapper's sentiments.
The wildfire continued to spread with Charlmagne Tha God nominating Kodak Black as "Donkey of the Day" on Monday. CTG's diatribe went on to question the selective morality of those taking a stance vehemently against Kodak when disrespecting women has been ingrained in hip-hop's past. "We can't act like we are mad at Kodak for disrespecting Lauren. You're mad at Kodak for disrespecting Nipsey, and I understand that, but where is all this outrage when women are being disrespected, period?" he said.
Check out Kodak's apology to London and some of the backlash he's received below.
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
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)