Kodak Black Explains Why He Turned Down Record Deals From Boosie and Birdman

The Florida rapper also compared himself to 2Pac.

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During his promotion tour for Dying to Live, Kodak Black stopped by The Whoolywood Shuffle to discuss the project as well as the early stages of his career. The Florida rapper spoke about getting co-signs from artists like Lil Boosie and Birdman, and why he ultimately turned down their record-deal offers. 

Kodak told DJ Whoo Kid that around the time he inked a deal with Atlantic, Boosie tried to sign him for a surprisingly small sum of money. 

"I rock with Lil Boosie; I used to look up to him," Kodak said (5:50). "[...] He wanted to sign me for, like, $10,000. I still rock with him, I did a song with him, I vibe with him, but I was like, 'Nah.'"

Kodak also claimed Birdman presented him with a deal—a much, much bigger deal; however, he decided to turn down the million-dollar offer in light of Baby's business drama with Lil Wayne. Kodak explained his decision using a bizarre analogy. 

"It's like somebody tellin' me, 'Oh, she got AIDS, bruh,'" he said. "Even though I don't know—I ain't seen her papers—I'mma take that into consideration. You feel me?"

You can hear Kodak's comments on Boosie and Birdman above, and check out the full interview via Soundcloud below.

The rapper also discusses his relationship with the press, and how it was similar to the way 2Pac handled the media.

"Everybody say I give them Pac vibes. I ain't gonna lie, I ain't really grow up on Pac, but I kinda see it—just off everything I do, though," he said at around the 2:20-mark. "[...] Like, Pac spit on [reporters'] face—I didn't even know that."



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