In today’s spotlight of Black men who make disparaging comments about Black women we have Kodak Black.
In case you’re a little unfamiliar with Kodak, he rocked the bantu-knot hair style and rose to fame with the song “Skrt”. Yea, this guy.
Recently, Kodak took to Instagram Live to give his followers a question and answer session that got on the topic of women worthy of his courtship. Unfortunately, his live video revealed his true colorism when asked if he’ll date Keke Palmer and replied, “Keke Palmer, she straight. I’ll bag her, but I don’t really like Black girls like that, sorta kinda.”
On the plus side, Taylor Swift, Cardi B., and Jennifer Lopez know at least one person who wants to be a contestant on their dating show. As for us Black girls, we once again find ourselves placed at the bottom of the color spectrum, figuratively and literally.
He later posted to his Instagram account to break down what his color complex so we’ll understand better.
Luckily for us, we didn’t. On Monday, June 26th, Kodak took to his social media page again to “clap back” at the users who left comments under his pictures who disapproved of his blatant colorism comments against Black women.
We get it, you can date whoever you want. By all means, don’t let us stop you from finding true love. But my question to Kodak is: how do you know Keke Palmer even likes you? If you were to take away the fame, count the couple of dollars you’ve made off your singles, expunge your criminal record, and look past the cross tattooed in the middle of your forehead, how do you know the Black girls you “sorta, kinda” don’t like would even “sorta, kinda” like you? You don’t, which is why it’s never okay to diss your race.
It’s not a matter of critiquing someone for being honest about their dating preference, just understand your preference doesn’t have to be prejudged. Kodak dissed an entire race of women based on premature perceptions. This is not the first time Kodak landed in the hot seat for negative comments geared towards Black women. In a video released last summer, Kodak raps his disapproval of dark-skinned women.
“Where them yellow bones? / I don’t want no Black bitch. / I’m already Black. / Don’t need no Black bitch.”
Peep the trend, Black artists who are anti-black is in.
Were you offended or surprised by Kodak Black’s comments?