A popular hip-hop radio station in Los Angeles will no longer play rapper Kodak Black’s music after he made insensitive comments about Lauren London after the death of her longtime partner, Nipsey Hussle.
TMZ reported the rapper posted a video on Instagram Live in which he spoke about wanting to get with the actress once she moved on from Hussle. The video and Black’s comments began circulating Saturday.
“Lauren London that's baby, though. She about to be out here single. She’s finna be a whole widow out here,” Black said, according to Hot New Hip Hop. “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).”
“I ain’t trying to shoot (my shot) at her.” he added. “I’m saying, listen. She can do two, three years. I’ll try to be like the friend if you need to holla or a shoulder to lean on. She can call my line.”
Hussle was shot and killed at his Los Angeles clothing store March 31. The rapper was well-known and celebrated for his humanitarian efforts. He and Lauren shared a son together in addition to creating a blended family with their children from past relationships.
The suspected gunman, Eric Holder, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. He also pleaded not guilty to two attempted murder charges.
In response to Black’s Instagram Live comments, Power 106 FM DJ Justin Credible said his station will not play his music.
“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 The Game and T.I. also called out Black for his comments.
The Shade Room reported The Game told Black and others who had negative things to say about Hussle to keep his name and London’s name out their mouths.
“Hey, Kodak Black: You outta pocket. ... Fix that (expletive). Quickly, expeditiously,” T.I. said in an Instagram video. “You outta pocket. Ain’t nobody else gon say it. ... If I see you, I’ma say it to your face. You outta pocket... Get your (expletive) self together.”
Black made another Instagram Live video in response, saying, “Man, listen. I said what I said. Y'all tryin' to misconstrue what I said (...) don’t give a (expletive) what y'all talkin’ about,” he said. "T.I., man, I don't care. I’m in Georgia right now. I don’t care.”
The Shade Room reported Black ended up apologizing early Sunday.
“If I disrespected you Lauren London, in any shape or form, I’m sorry, even though I didn’t,” he said. “And rest in peace to dude. Y’all already know what I said. I said dude encouraged me to do (expletive) for the community. But, anyhow, my bad to them two. But, like, for all you other people like trying to fake act like y’all little boy-ing me on the internet or checking me on the internet, if that’s how y’all feel, that’s how y’all wanna feel, I got a whole tour ... I’m in Georgia right now and tomorrow I’ll be in Norfolk, Virginia, like wherever y’all see me, if that’s how y’all feel, that’s how y’all feel.”
Black has his own things to be concerned about. The Associated Press reported that he is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after a woman claimed he raped her after a concert in 2016.