While the boycott on Gucci continues Hip-Hop is seeing who is truly down for the cause. Apparently Kodak Black is not.
Last week Gucci played themselves causing many rappers to take a stance against the luxury retailer. T.I. specifically asked the people that they no longer spend money at their stores nor wear their products. Well Yak Lauren doesn’t feel in any way about the Italian brand’s blackface fail.
Nevertheless, Kodak Black has said he will continue to patronize the fashion brand despite a very big backlash. He took to his Instagram to explain his rationale.
“See my little Gucci clothes that I bought? And I’ma wear it… I’m Black, right? And I’m thug to the bone, right? And I f*ck with white people, right? But sometimes Black people do be reaching for like no reason. Just be reaching,” he theorized. “Them people ain’t do nothing—them people ain’t say nothing bout no racist sh*t. Them people just had a little ski mask—there’s all kinds of ski masks in the world.”
Since the public outcry, Gucci has pulled the item. CEO Marco Bizzarri has released an internal memo to his global staff. “We made a mistake. A big one. Because of cultural ignorance, but ignorance is not an excuse. And we accept responsibility for this mistake. Yet there is no way of thinking nor believing that this could have ever been intentional.”
Whether this is a confirmation of Kodak officially caping for Gucci or just another example of his at times misinformed logic, the young man needs to do his homework on how much in poor taste this $890.00 high turtleneck with thick, red lips around the mouth cut-out really was. Floyd Mayweather also has some learning to do.
Florida rapper Kodak Black is out here showing men don’t lose masculinity in pink. The hip-hop star hit up social media last night (February 10) to flex some bubble gum bright gear for the world to link.
Who would have thought that Kodak Black enjoys R&B classics? The Florida native took to his Instagram Live to pay tribute to America Idol break-out star, Fantasia.
The “Zeze” rapper often times uses his IG Live to says what’s on his mind or simply just have fun with his fans. Yesterday was no different. He hopped on The Gram to show off his singing skills, in the studio while kicking it with a group of his friends. Kodak is one of the best in the game when it comes down to putting together melodic raps, so many expected him to bust a new track from an upcoming project. However, the 21-year-old rapper opted not to do a melodic version of one of his own songs, but to perform a live rendition of Fantasia’s “When I See U.”
Since Kodak’s release from prison in April, he has been on a new path to success. He released his second album, Dying To Live last December. Dying To Live features Travis Scott, Offset, Juice Wrld and Lil Pump. The album’s lead single, “Zeze” peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Kodak’s move to California is another testament to his success.
Moving out west removed him from an unhealthy environment, that surrounded him with the criminal activity that landed him in jail. No matter where Kodak lands, it is good to know that his appreciation for good music last. Check out the original track from Fantasia.
Source: INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 27: Kodak Black arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
What could have been a great professional relationship went from sugar to salt quickly. Master P has responded to Kodak Black after he hinted the mogul was trying to finesse him.
So before Kodak became America’s newest trap sweetheart he did an interview with The Breakfast Club in 2017. During the sit down the crew asked him if he would be open to being mentored and he pointed to Master P as someone he would be interested in learning from. Months later it seemed that the two didn’t make the intended connection.
On his visit to the morning show earlier this month the Florida native accused Percy of trying to get paid in exchange for mentor ship. “Everybody be about bullsh*t. Let’s say somebody older than you right. They gon’ feel like ‘I’m not gonna give you all the game because if I give you all the game you ain’t going to need me no more’” he theorized.
Naturally his response got back to the No Limit Records boss and he was none too pleased. As spotted on Hot New Hip HopMiller formally responded to the Project Baby in a very shaky video posted to his Instagram Account. “2019 I’m investing my energy, time, and money into movies because movies can’t talk back. If you want to be successful it’s ok to say you don’t know everything. It’s ok to reach out to people who have been there before you” he wrote
P alleges he was merely trying to help and went on to criticize the Dying To Live rapper’s behavior on social media. “Everything you doing on social media is telling on yourself. You’re the police because you’re telling on yourself. You’re putting guns. You’re putting money up. You got 150 Gs, but you can’t give 10 Gs back to the community or school you went to” he theorized. He also went on to hint that Kodak’s lawyers are robbing him.
The year has been kind to Kodak Black on both the freedom and music front, and now the Sniper Gang member has a new reason to celebrate. The 21-year-old Florida star’s latest album Dying To Live went No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, which is his first time hitting the top.
The set, which was released on Dec. 14 via Dollaz N Dealz/Atlantic Records, earned 89,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 20, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in traditional album sales — as the bulk of the album’s units were driven by streaming activity.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Dec. 29-dated chart (where Dying to Live debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Dec. 25.
Dying to Live’s opening frame is largely pushed by streams, as the set garnered 82,000 SEA units, which translates to 114.2 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks during the tracking week (which also makes Dying the most-streamed album of the week).
This is the second album from Kodak this year, the previous record Heart Break Kodak, came out when he was still in jail and made a top 40 debut at No. 25.
Florida rapper Kodak Black is in hardcore promo mode. Fresh off dropping his new Dying to Live album, the Southern hip-hop artist pulled through to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night to perform “Testimony.”