Kendrick Lamar has established himself as one of the most popular hip-hop rappers in the industry. Despite his desire for a Kodak Black feature in his release, fans have received backlash.
The Big Steppers and Mr. Morale have finally arrived, and the dust has settled. Both Apple Music and Spotify were overloaded, and the album has remained a trending topic as fans researched and discussed their favorite scenes from the album. It was the inclusion of Kodak Blacks, however.
While enjoying Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Lamar''s performance on Silent Hill was greatly lauded, but as the day went, some chastised him for bringing in Kodak due to his unsavory past. On what he described as his most contemplative album to date, Lamar discussed sexual assault.
Previously, Kodak was accused of raping a teenage girl in a hotel room and biting her during the purported conversation. Kodak reportedly pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree assault last year, as well as a 10-year suspended sentence as well as 18 months of probation. However, people have also noted Kodak''s previous colorist statements, including outrageous remarks about dark-skinned women.
Throughout the day, Lamars supporters have been debating and even arguing about Kodak''s inclusion. Some have expressed their displeasure with Lamars'' decision to give so much air time to a suspected rapist, while others have defended Kodak, claiming that hip-hop purists are only upset because their favorite rapper is also a fan of Black.