Kodak Black is backing down from his disrespectful comments about Lauren London.
During a live broadcast on Instagram on Saturday (April 6), the “ZEZE” rapper announced his plans to wait “a whole year” before pursuing Nipsey’s Hussle’s girlfriend, who is grieving the loss of the rapper.
“Lauren London dat baby though. She finna be a whole widow out here. I’ll be the best man I can be for her,” said Kodak while speaking to friends. “I’ll give her a whole year. She might need a whole year to be crying and shit for him.”
He continued, “I ain’t trying to shoot at her. I’m saying, listen. She can do two, three years. I’ll try to be like if you need a friend to holla or a shoulder to lean on. You can call my line.”
Kodak Black on IG talks about Lauren London being single and a widow, that she only needs a year to grieve for Nipsey Hussle, before Kodak will get at her.
This is so shameful and disrespectful pic.twitter.com/4bWiUj2Kt3
— RapVineyard (@RapVineyard) April 6, 2019
Despite some backlash, Kodak doubled down on his comments in a later Instagram Live session. “Yeah, I say what I said. Hell, you expect her to be single forever? I said give her a year to breathe and cry. Hell yeah, she a bad bitch,” he continued. “Anyone of y’all, if she tried to holla at anybody, y’all ain’t finna be like, ‘No, I can’t do it because of Nipsey.’”
His comments, which come less than a week after Nipsey was shot and killed, were met with outrage and backlash from the hip-hop community including T.I., who reprimanded him. “You out of pocket, ni**a. Fix that shit…quickly, expeditiously,” said Tip.
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) April 6, 2019
The Game also blasted Kodak for “disrespecting” Nipsey’s legacy. “Kodak Black and any other ni**a disrespecting my ni**a Nip name, his legacy, his family, keep my ni**a name out your f**kin’ mouth,” said the Compton rapper. “Keep his girl’s name out your fuckin’ mouth. The f**k wrong with you new ni**as. No respect havin’ ass ni**as. This new generation, ya’ll are f**ked up in the head. Stop disrespecting my ni**a’s name.”
The Game calls out “Kodak Black” responses to his live discussion about 1-3 years for Lauren London to grieve before shooting a alley hoop pic.twitter.com/qviLvL4sUb
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill_MMG_DC) April 7, 2019
After enraging his peers and social media with his inflammatory comments, Kodak eventually issued an apology. “If I disrespected you Lauren London, in any shape or form, I’m sorry,” he said on Instagram Live. “Even though I didn’t. And rest in peace to [Nipsey].”
“My bad, so don’t shoot,” he added. “If I disrespected Lauren London in any way even though I know I didn’t, my bad. My bad.”
Kodak Apologizes To Lauren London And Pays Respects To Nipsey. pic.twitter.com/Pxb99OWNAL
— B.Wes (@blakaveli_) April 7, 2019
But that hasn’t stopped the fallout. In the wake of his controversial remarks, L.A. radio station Power 106 has vowed to no longer play Kodak’s music.
“We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black,” said Power 106 DJ Justin Credible. “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
REAL 92.3 personality Big Boy also slammed Kodak for his comments, saying that the disrespect won’t be tolerated. “I’m not here for the blatant disrespect and fake ass apologies,” said the radio host. “To disrespect the King Nipsey and The Queen Lauren, is where I draw the line.”
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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)
London and Hussle had been together for five years and shared a two-year-old son named Kross. Earlier in the week, the grieving actress paid tribute to her best friend. “I am completely lost,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary my protector my soul … I’m lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words.”