Top LA hip-hop station Power 106 FM has banned the airplay of Kodak Black’s songs. This comes in response to an insensitive comment the rapper made about Lauren London, following the death of Nipsey Hussle.
In a video posted on Instagram Live, which has long been deleted, rapper Kodak Black stated his interest in dating Lauren London. He was quoted to have said things like “I’ll give her a whole year. She might need a whole year to be crying and s*** for him”.
His comments sparked a lot of aggressive replies from celebrities and fans alike.
Justin Credible from the Los Angeles radio immediately made an announcement on Twitter, stating that the station has banned Kodak Black’s songs from playing on their airways. In the tweet, he stated their shock at the “…disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black.”
Famous rappers like T.I. and The Game also made some aggressive comments online stating their displeasure at such insensitive comments from Black.
Kodak Black posted an apology on Instagram Sunday saying “If I disrespected you Lauren London in any shape or form, I am sorry. Even though I didn’t. And rest in peace to the dude.”
This apology, however, did not go down well with everybody.
Lauren London has yet to make any public statements on the issue.
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was a popular rapper and activist whose works have inspired a lot of people. He was slain in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.
While a lot of people have been expressing their disgust at Kodak Black’s “insensitive” comments on his Instagram Live, a lot of fans have also commented about other people speaking for Lauren London concerning the issue, stating that she could speak for herself if she felt insulted, instead of the celebrities “seeking attention” by commenting on her behalf.
Now, that really brings a different perspective to things.
Black’s comments sparked a lot of criticisms from fans, particularly because Nipsey Hussle was dead for barely a week and he was already publicly stating his interests in the bereaved girlfriend, Lauren London.
Addressing the issue, Big Boy of Real 92.3, in a long Instagram post, stated his displeasure over the incident and cautioned others about posting comments like Black’s.
38 year old Turk of Cash Money’s Hot Boys, took a different approach in reaching out to Kodak Black about his comments. He said he spoke with Black about everybody watching how one responds, so one should watch how he responds. He also stated that he encouraged the apology, which Black later gave. Turk is quoted to have written “#CommunicationToTheYouth Is Always Important!!!!! I in NO Way Condone Disrespect…”
Kodak Black is a rapper and songwriter known for his singles Roll in Peace, Tunnel Vision and others.