TI is responding to Kodak Black’s claims that the Atlanta rapper tried to kick him off Atlantic Records. On Saturday afternoon (March 5), Tip hopped on Instagram Live to address Yak’s recent claims.
“I happened to look down and saw young brother Kodak doing a freestyle The Breakfast Club,” Tip started.”[He] mentioned my name. Said something about me and Big Boy tried to get him off a label. You know, whenever I hear my name in stuff that’s not true, I just try, damn it, I try my best to clear that shit up when I hear it. Man, my nigga, I never wasted my time, energy or oxygen worrying about you or nobody else and what damn record label they signed to. No, I can’t get down like that. And I know you don’t know me So, I’m just saying this, I’m not getting down like that, bruh.”
He continued, “I don’t care what record label you’re signed to. I don’t care how much money you have. I try not to get involved in any of this. I wish you the very best. And I told you so in that face-to-face meeting in your department at Booby Trap. I told you, “I rejoice in your success and wish you much more of it and I wish you the very best in your journey.” So, I don’t know where this shit came from. We clapped hands and parted amicably…your song jammin, but. I don’t give a fuck.
Kodak was on The Breakfast Club last week to promote his new album back for everything. During the interview, he performed freestyle towards the end of the eponymous tip. “Niggas trying to take my money from me,” Kodak raps. “I made a general statement that I was speaking in the third person.
TI and Kodak have a long history of tension, dating back to the time Kodak made a statement about the mother of Nipsey Hussle’s child, Lauren London, shortly after the LA rapper’s death that many felt was inappropriate. Tip was one of the first rappers to call out Yak, while some radio stations vowed to retire his music. Kodak and Tip exchanged shots over what the Atlanta rapper took as disrespect. Things settled down and Kodak issued an apology to London in 2020. It looks like he’s still hostile to TI