Kodak Black, a Florida native rapper, has been in the media a lot recently relating to feuds with women on social media from Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, her mother Toya, and now the latest being with Brooklyn rapper Young M.A. Performing at the Springfest concert Thursday, what does his presence mean on an HBCU campus.

Kodak Black released his new song “Pimpin Ain’t Easy” February 25. The song ignited controversy across social media platforms, as he addressed Young M.A, an openly gay artist, in a sexual manner. Pieces of the song are riddled with homophonic sentiments, “I don’t even see the confusion, I’m f****** Young M.A as long as she got a c*****.” The song referred to her in the chorus as well. He used derogatory remarks such as “dyke”, rapping, “I go Young M.A on these dumb b******, like a dyke man you n***** can’t f*** with me.”

Young M.A responded on Instagram live by saying that he was “weird” and the people in her comments were weird as well for continuing to bring it up. She stated, “Obviously the n**** is weird, obviously he’s on some s***.” She also stated, “I know I’m a female..but at the end of the day that’s not my preference.” Afterwards, Kodak Black responded to Young M.A’s live video by saying “How you a girl, but don’t want your pu*** penetrated? Don’t be mad at me because I want you baby.” Many people on YouTube and The Shade Room expressed the disrespect the LGBTQIA community felt. Their response lying in the fact that he didn’t respect her preference and others thought it was okay because at the end of the day, she is in fact still a woman. In his song “Pimpin Ain’t Easy”, he also referred to other women such as Dej Loaf, and Missy Elliot. He stated that he was “f****** Dej Loaf like a stud”, and told Missy Elliot to “come sex me”. How far should we go with this situation? Should Kodak Black be punished for his words or rewarded for his boldness?

If a gay man pursued Kodak Black, an openly straight man in a sexual manner for his anatomy before his preference, would it still be funny? Would it still be okay or would it be harassment? It all comes down to one question, should we respect people’s preference or our own opinions first?

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