Kodak Black slammed by fans after comments about pursuing Nipsey Hussle's girlfriend
On March 31, Nipsey Hussle was killed outside his store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles. He was allegedly confronted by a man named Eric Holder, who shot him multiple times. Two other people were wounded in the shooting. Police are still investigating, and believe Holder was known to the rapper and that the shooting was possibly motivated by a personal matter.
After Hussle's death, numerous tributes from celebrities poured in. Many highlighted Hussle's philanthropic nature, as the rapper had been a community activist for many years. He had even reportedly scheduled a meeting with officials from the LAPD for the day after he was shot, to discuss how law enforcement could crackdown on gang violence and discourage vulnerable youths from pursuing a life of violent crime.
Hussle was mourned by his actress and model girlfriend Lauren London, who he first started dating back in 2013. The couple have a child together, who was born in 2016, and the two have other children of their own from previous relationships.
However, this week fellow rapper Kodak Black has provoked controversy by making some inappropriate comments about London. In a recent Instagram video, Black can be heard stating: "She about to be out here single. 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 sh*t for him."
Black's comments have been met with significant backlash, to say the least. On Twitter, someone with the handle @LovelessOrchard wrote: "Kodak black is a disrespectful lil sh*t. How can you go on your platform and tell the whole world how Lauren London is single now and you giving her a 1 until you jump on her. The man hadn't been even spent a week in the ground and you already disrespecting his wife." [sic]
Meanwhile, DJ Justin Credible, of LA's Power 106 station, pledged to stop playing 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."
Black has now apologised for his comments in an Instagram Live video, stating: "If I disrespected you Lauren London, in any shape or form, I'm sorry. Even though I didn't. And rest in peace to dude. Y'all already know what I said. I said dude encouraged me to do sh*t for the community. My bad, to them two. But, anyhow. But for all you other people trying to fake act like you little boying me on the internet or checking me on the internet."