Power 106 has permanently banned rapper Kodak Black's music from the station's airwaves after he made insensitive comments to rapper Nipsey Hussle's fiancee actress Lauren London, 34.
Hussle, 33, was gunned down outside his clothing store in Los Angeles last Sunday.
Kodak, 21, apologized to London after he remarked on her current relationship status, noting that he would be the "best man" to replace Hussle in her life.
"She finna be out here single! She finna be a whole widow out here,” he said in an Instagram Story on Saturday. "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 s-t for him."
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When an associate told Kodak that it was "too soon" to pursue London, Kodak snapped, "I ain't trying to shoot [my shot] at her! I'm saying she can do two, three years. But, I'll try to be like, if you need a friend to holla or a shoulder to lean on... you can call my line."
After challenging rapper T.I. to a fight, Kodak backed down only when Power 106 announced his music was banned late Saturday.
"We stand with the family of Nipsey Hussle and are appalled by the disrespectful and poor comments made by Kodak Black," tweeted Justin Credible. "With that, Power 106 will not support Kodak Black's music. #LongLiveNip".
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. #LongLiveNip ???
— Justin Credible (@J_Credible) April 7, 2019
Kodak offered a halfhearted apology to London in an Instagram Story video.
"If I disrespected you, Lauren London, in any shape or form, I'm sorry, even though I didn't [do anything wrong]," he said.
On Monday, the radio station declined to lift the rapper's ban after reviewing previous disrespectful incidents by Kodak towards female artists, a source said.
Last month, Kodak sexually harassed stud lesbian rapper Young MA, reminding her that she was a female and suggesting he would turn her straight.
Young MA, who prefers to dress in stereotypical masculine clothing, responded by affirming she is a female who is attracted to other females. She was visibly upset in an Instagram Story video.
Kodak, who was born Dieuson Octave, is awaiting trial in South Carolina for raping a 14-year-old girl and inviting an associate to have sex with her in 2016.
12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements told The State newspaper the rapper faces 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
Clements said Kodak met the high school student at a concert in February 2016. He took her back to his hotel, forced her onto a bed, then the floor where he committed sexual battery, although she repeatedly told him to stop.
He also bit the girl on the "neck and her right breast," according to Kodak's arrest warrant. He was arrested and released on $100,000 bond.
He is expected to go to trial in the summer or early fall of 2019.
Journalist Ivie Ani pointed out the hypocrisy of rappers T.I., The Game and Gillie Da Kid remaining silent on the rapper's rape charges.
"1. Kodak Black's rape charges were public for yrs.," she tweeted on Sunday. "His peers stayed silent 2. Men being vocal after his Lauren London comments show women are only cared for bc of their proximity to men as a wife/mother/friend. They responded out of respect to another man, not to her as a woman".
1. Kodak Black’s rape charges were public for yrs. His peers stayed silent
2. Men being vocal after his Lauren London comments show women are only cared for bc of their proximity to men as a wife/mother/friend. They responded out of respect to another man, not to her as a woman https://t.co/ROwANuYTea
— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) April 7, 2019
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