Kodak Black has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons for a good measure of his young career. From numerous prison stints to an attempt at beef with Lil Wayne that turned left, and much more. Most recently, he spoke on his preference for lighter skinned women over dark skinned women and the unfiltered manner in which he has addressed the topic has been bringing more and more heat on him the more he talks about it.
This week, Kodak spoke about the situation with ChaneyTV at the 2017 New Orleans Essence Festival, but the interview went south when he said that women with his complexion are too gutter. He then added that light skinned women are more sensitive and easier to break down. His comments came days after he deleted his Instagram page over the backlashed he faced for doubling down on the colorist narrative he was dragged for espousing last year.
On Friday, June 30, Kodak received some much-needed support from Master P, who posted a video on his Instagram page of him engaging the topic with the Pompano Beach rapper. Kodak explained how he is struggling with getting his point across and feels misunderstood. In the caption of the video, P confirms that he is taking on the role of a mentor for the promising star. It is a development that comes out of trust for Kodak's intentions, says Master P.
"I asked Kodak a serious question myself and if I didn't like the answer, I would have chosen not to continue working with him. My question was simple, I asked him if he liked Black women and he replied that he love Black women. Then I told him that he didn't need to explain himself," he wrote.
Read Master P's statement in full below:
I've spent some time with the young rap star, Kodak, and he's no angel. He comes from the street and he's trying hard to better himself. He is a work in progress so I decided to mentor him.
I explained to him that social media is a gift and a curse, people will take what you say, out of context, so think about what you say because the bigger you get, the more powerful your voice becomes. I asked Kodak a serious question myself and if I didn't like the answer, I would have chosen not to continue working with him. My question was simple, I asked him if he liked Black women and he replied that he love Black women. Then I told him that he didn't need to explain himself.
You can't control what other people say about you, but you can choose how to react. Personally, I feel like the youngster is misunderstood.
I appreciate him hopping on a plane to New Orleans, coming to play in my celebrity basketball game, helping the elderly and the kids in the inner city community that I grew up in. This kid is not perfect but he has a genuine heart and soul. He comes from the streets but i believe that if he keeps focus on doing the right things, keep good company around him and put his trust in God, he can overcome anything. I did.