Ever since Kodak Black decided to speak on Lauren London and her “widow” status, the backlash has been fast and furious for the Florida-based rapper.
The latest critic is syndicated radio show host Big Boy, of Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Los Angeles’ Power 92.3. On Sunday, the radio personality posted his sentiments on Instagram condemning what he calls “blatant disrespect” from Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri. The “ZEZE” rapper posted an Instagram Live last week where he talks extensively about his admiration for Lauren London.
“I’ll be the best man I can be for her. I’ll give her a whole year. She might need a whole year to be crying and (expletive) for (Nipsey),” Kodak said in the video.
London’s longtime boyfriend Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on March 31 in front of his store Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles. Eric Holder, an associate of Hussle’s, has been charged with murder but has pleaded not guilty.
Big Boy said his commitment to Hussle would not allow him to remain silent after the Instagram Live went viral.
“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 the fake (expletive) 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,” Big Boy wrote in his Instagram post.
The full Instagram post can be found here.
Another Los Angeles radio personality, DJ Justin Credible, also took issue with Kodak Black’s comments. The DJ said he would ban the rapper’s music from his station, Power 106 FM.
“We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black,” Credible tweeted Saturday. “With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black’s music.”
Rappers T.I. and The Game also spoke out against Kodak Black’s comments. Black has since apologized, according to online blog site The Shade Room.
“If I disrespected you Lauren London, in any shape or form, I’m sorry. Even though I didn’t. And rest in peace to (Nipsey),” he said on Instagram Live, according to The Shade Room.
Despite his apology, many on social media were still circulating the hashtag #mutekodak on Twitter on Monday.
Some did come to the hip-hop star’s defense.
Other online critics said they felt the movement to mute Kodak Black should have come sooner. Earlier this year, he was lambasted for his sexual comments about lesbian rapper Young M.A and his sexual assault charges. Just last week, a South Carolina prosecutor said Black will likely have to return to state to face a charge of raping a woman after a 2016 concert, according to an Associated Press report.
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