Kodak Black found himself in the unusual company of Kendrick Lamar.
Comedian Lil Duval caused a stir on social media when he compared the “ZEZE” rapper’s lyrical skills to that of the Pulitzer-winning MC.
“Kodak really up there with Kendrick lyrically but y’all don’t wanna hear it tho,” Duval tweeted.
Kodak really up there with Kendrick lyrically but y’all don’t wanna hear it tho
— lil duval (@lilduval) December 7, 2021
Unsurprisingly, his opinion caused an uproar, with many slamming the controversial comparison. “This the worse musical take I seen since ni**as said carti the new tupac,” tweeted one person, while another added, “This is wild disrespectful to kdot.”
This the worse musical take I seen since niggas said carti the new tupac.
— Marcus (@MarcusBryanX_) December 7, 2021
A real comedian. Period.
— DontGoJasonWaterfalls (@RICHMONDCo57) December 7, 2021
However, not everyone was in disagreement, with some giving Kodak his flowers.
Kodak is maybe as creative as kdot but lyrically ahhhhhhh nuhhh
— LexaMillión (@Lexington2Steel) December 7, 2021
Kodak is the
— Kembrown (@Kembrown12) December 7, 2021
Amid the backlash, Kodak himself weighed in, asking that he be judged for his talent and not his headline-making antics.
“I understand it be controversial shit behind me but I’ll appreciate it if y’all just worry bout me Fa my talent & not da other shit on social media !!! Thank You,” he wrote in an Instagram comment.
It’s been a busy year for the 24-year-old rapper. After his prison sentence was commuted by Donald Trump in January, he released his Haitian Boy Kodak project in May, followed by his Happy Birthday Kodak EP in June.
Kodak responds to the criticism he received for being compared to Kendrick Lamar pic.twitter.com/0APhypB5rS
— (@lowlifejoe_) December 7, 2021