Kodak Black Walks Out of Hot 97 Interview After His Rape Case Was Brought Up
Kodak is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
As part of his promotional tour for Dying to Live, Kodak Black stopped by Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning show to discuss a wide range of topics. The conversation touched on the rapper's lyricism, his collaboration with XXXTentacion, and Cardi B's breakout single "Bodak Yellow," which was inspired by Kodak's 2014 record "No Flockin.'"
Though the Florida artist seemed a little reserved at certain moments, the interview got off to a relatively fine start; however, the mood quickly changed when Ebro Darden questioned Kodak about his ongoing sexual assault case.
"With respect to everybody involved in that case, you know we can't get into details today. But, you know, we take sexual assault here serious," the host said at around the 15-minute mark. "We can't get into details, but we hope to have you back so we can have a deeper conversation about that because it's a serious topic."
A visibly uncomfortable Kodak remained silent.
Co-host Peter Rosenberg then attempted to change the subject, but Kodak wasn't responsive.
"You seem upset that I brought it up," Ebro tells the rapper, referring to the sexual assault comments.
"I feel like sometimes when n***as be going through s**t, like, y'all be entertained by bulls**t," Kodak said. "Change the subject, or else I'm finna walk out."
"We don't have to talk about nothing else, we can be done right here," Ebro responded.
It was at that point Kodak stood up and walked out.
You can check out the awkward interview in the video above.
I was tryna have a balanced convo with Kodak Black & not ignore the serious allegations against him but also not ask specifics to make his situation worse... and he wanna get an attitude with me?? Nah....
Kodak is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly raping a teenage girlin 2016. The victim claims the incident occurred at a South Carolina hotel, where Kodak pinned her down, bit her, and then forced her to have sex with him. Kodak's trial for the alleged sexual assault will begin April 2019. If convicted, Kodak faces up to 30 years in prison.