T.I. explains why he’s knocking at Kodak Black over his tasteless comments

The two rappers have been sparring over social media since Black talked about his desire to push up on the grieving girlfriend of slain MC Nipsey Hussle, but there's a reason, says T.I.

T.I. (L), Kodak Black

Kodak Black’s comments  about actress Lauren London following the death of her long-time boyfriend Nipsey Hussle have brought general outrage inside and outside of hip-hop culture and rapper T.I. was no exception.

But the Atlanta M.C. is now explaining why he has been caping for London against Black for nearly a week over his remarks, which have been widely criticized as tasteless, Complex reports.

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“I see myself in this. And I only wanna handle him the way I feel that he would handle me,” T.I. said. “That’s it … If a motherf***a were to speak out and say something out of line about my old lady after my untimely demise, I feel like he ain’t just gonna speak up, he gonna pull up. I owe [Nipsey] that same respect. I owe him that exact same respect, so I’ma go hard.”

Several days after Hussle’s shooting death on March 31, a video surfaced of Kodak remarking about London, calling her a “whole widow” and continuing to say that he would gladly step up to be “the best man I can be for her.

“I’ll give her a whole year,” he continued in the footage. “She might need a whole year to be crying and sh** for [Nipsey].”

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T.I. was one of the first to come out in response against Kodak’s comments.

“Hey, Kodak Black: You outta pocket, n***a. Fix that shit—quickly, expeditiously,” he said in an Instagram response. “[…] If I see you, I’ma say it to your face. You outta pocket, n***a. Get your motherf***in’ self together.”

After intense backlash, Kodak went on to issue a thinly veiled apology for his comments, yet the apology itself only seemed to get the rapper into more trouble. In the apology, he suggested that T.I., who co-starred with London in the film “ATL”, was only criticizing him because he wanted her for himself, something T.I. denies.

READ MORE: Kodak Black trolls T.I. by accusing him of wanting Lauren London

 

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