AceShowbiz - Kodak Black has been making headlines for his controversial remarks. The rapper was recently in the heat after he appeared to be disrespecting Lauren London, the girlfriend of late Nipsey Hussle. Kodak insisted that he didn't disrespect her, though he did apologize for his insensitive comments.
The 21-year-old rapper moved on as he performed at the Ritz in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 9. Tension was allegedly high while he delivered his bars on stage as he was boo-ed multiple times in the evening. Continuing his performance, Kodak ignored the bad reaction from the crowd.
Things were going fine until the Florida spitter decided to do crowd surf in the audience. He jumped off the stage into the concert-goes. No one seemingly was excited enough to do it as a video that circulated online saw him falling to the floor. As if that was not bad enough, several alleged fans of Nipsey appeared to angrily attack Kodak.
Kodak was reportedly punched and kicked multiple times until a slew of security guys came to stop the assault and pull him out of the crowd.
This arrived after he claimed that T.I., who was among others who criticized him after saying he would give Lauren a year before making a move on her, was mad because T.I. wanted "first dibs" on Lauren London. It didn't take long before T.I. responded to the accusation.
"I see myself in this. And I only wanna handle him the way I feel that he would handle me. That's it," he explained on an Instagram Live session why he called out Kodak previously. "If a muthaf***a were to speak out and say something out of line about my old lady after my untimely demise, I feel like he ain't just gon' speak up -- he gon' pull up."
He went on saying he believed Nipsey, who was killed on March 31 after being shot multiple times outside his Clothing Store in Los Angeles, would also have his back if this happened to him. "I owe him that same respect. I owe him that exact same respect, so I'ma go hard," T.I. added.
Kodak had made several enemies in such a short amount of time. It came down after he said in an Instagram Live video on April 6, "Lauren London, that baby, though. She about to be out here single," while Nipsey's music played in the background. "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 s**t for (Nipsey)."
Claiming that he "ain't trying to shoot (my shot) at her," he continued while talking to a friend, "I'm saying, listen. She can do two, three years. I'll try to be like the friend if you need to holler or a shoulder to lean on. She can call my line."
His comments sparked backlash from fans and fellow musicians almost immediately. In addition to T.I., The Game and R&B singer Tank scolded Kodak and urged him to apoligize. "Kodak Black, that's not it bro. I promise you, that's not it," the latter tried to advise the "ZEZE" hitmaker. "You gotta listen to the guy next to you that's saying too soon, and the other guy trying to keep you from saying that, period." He calmly added, "You gotta get out of that. Get out in front of that, man. If you meant no disrespect, no harm, it's easier to say that than play the tough guy. Fix that bro."
As the backlash was mounting, Kodak changed his tune, though he insisted that he didn't mean to disrespect Lauren. "If I disrespected you, Lauren London, in any shape or form, I'm sorry, even though I didn't," he said on Instagram Live again.