Kendrick Lamar established himself as one of the most popular hip-hop rappers in the industry. Fans of Kendrick Lamar must have noticed that he has always attempted to put Kodak Black first in some way. Now, his preference for a Kodak Black feature in his release has resulted in receiving backlashes from the fans.

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers have finally arrived, and the dust has settled. When Kendrick Lamar’s latest was released in the early hours of the morning, both Apple Music and Spotify were overloaded, and it has remained a trending topic as fans analyzed and discussed their favorite moments from the album. Ghostface Killah, Summer Walker, Sampha, Baby Keem, and others were among the guests, but it was Kodak Black’s inclusion that created controversy.

The Florida star’s voice could be heard throughout Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, and his performance on “Silent Hill” was greatly lauded, but as the day went, some chastised Lamar for bringing in Kodak given his unsavory past. Lamar often discussed sexual assault on what is widely regarded as his most contemplative album to date.

Previously, Kodak was accused of rapping a teenage girl in a hotel room and biting her during the purported dispute. Kodak reportedly pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree assault last year and received a 10-year suspended sentence as well as 18 months of probation. People have also pointed up Kodak’s previous colorist comments, in which he made nasty remarks about dark-skinned women.


Throughout the day, Lamar’s followers have been debating and even arguing about Kodak’s inclusion. Some have expressed their displeasure with Lamar’s decision to give so much airtime 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.

The Kodak rape case controversy is causing a deluge of tweets on Twitter. Many of them support Kodak, but others are critical of him. What are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know in the comments. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.

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Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma is a law student at Calcutta University. She writes for Thirsty for News, covering world news and entertainment. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.

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