Kodak Black angered the hip-hop community when he made some untimely comments about Lauren London following the passing of Nipsey Hussle. As someone who had an established relationship with both artists, Rick Ross tried to shed light on Black's motives.
"By the time it got to me, they told me what it was," Ross explained at the video's 29-minute mark. "I got some homies that's close to Kodak they sent the energy that of course homie didn't mean no true disrespect."
Shortly after Nipsey's death, Kodak took to Instagram Live where he said he'd "be the best man" he could be for Lauren London.
"I'll give her a whole year," Kodak joked. "She might need a whole year to be crying and shit for him."
This prompted artists, as well as Hussle's friends and family, to speak out against Kodak's comments. In fact, the rapper even had an on-wax exchange with T.I. following the surfacing of this video. It also led radio stations around the country to ban Kodak's music, including Los Angeles' The Real 92.3 which is home to Big Boy's Neighborhood. Yet, this isn't the first time Kodak said the wrong thing at the wrong time. When asked about this, Ross suggests that drugs could have influenced Kodak's comments about Nipsey.
"You know, me knowing Kodak, I know that Tussionex mixing with that lean will have you say some things," Ross said. "You may hear it a few days later and just realize what it was. But me knowing Kodak, I know he respects the streets. I know he wouldn't disrespect Nipsey Hussle."
Kodak has since apologized to Lauren London for any perceived disrespect.
"If I disrespected you Lauren London in any shape or form, I am sorry.... Even though I didn't," Kodak said. "Rest in peace to dude, if I disrespected Lauren London in any way even though I know I didn't, my bad."