Is Kodak Black being cheated out of the credit he deserves? He sure thinks so. Yak launched a protest against BET Hip-Hop Awards and fellow rapper Latto after her track "Big Energy" was crowned Song of the Year.
Their volatile history together didn't make the loss any easier.
Kodak's menacing hit "Super Gremlin" is one of the most popular rap songs from the past 12 months. What started as a diss aimed at his former Sniper Gang apprentice Jackboy – "We could'vе been superstars / Remember when we was jackin' cars" – turned into an anthem for those looking to prove themselves.
He was nominated for Song of the Year alongside Jack Harlow's "First Class," Drake and Future's "Wait For U," Memphis rapper GloRilla's "F.N.F. (Let's Go)," and more.
Kodak felt great headed into the night, rocking bright green designer drip and walking the red carpet with his mom aka the "Z Queen." He even hit the stage for a fiery performance of "Super Gremlin" and had the crowd chanting the chorus back to him.
But his attitude soured once he heard that Latto – who's from Atlanta, where the awards show is hosted – would be taking home the trophy he desired.
It didn't take long for Yak to throw shade at both BET and Latto in the clip below, calling her "Frappuccino" instead.
He continued in a series of tweets: "The woman empowerment s**t kool! Don't take nun from nobody but you still gotta work for it! Don't jus simply give it to somebody kuz they a woman. If that's the case y'all shoulda gave song of the year to GloRilla not that hating ass mutt."
He added, "That stupid ass song ain't move nobody," and called for BET’s senior vice president of music Connie Orlando to be fired.
Kodak Black calls for BET boycott after losing ‘Song of the Year’ award to Latto:
“Don’t jus simply give it to somebody kuz they a woman !!!!! If that’s the case y’all shoulda gave Song Of The Year to Glorilla not that hating ass mutt” pic.twitter.com/mcafrkENaj
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 6, 2022
Latto trolled Kodak with her response: "What kinda Frappuccino I look like I taste like???" Just a few months ago, she also won the title of Best New Artist at the separate BET Awards, beating out Baby Keem, Tems and more.
Kodak seems to have felt some type of way about Latto ever since his appearance on her latest album '777.' In an interview with Big Boy, she alluded to the idea that one of the male features gave her a tough time clearing their verse after she refused to go out with them.
While popular acts like Lil Durk, 21 Savage and Nardo Wick all made cameos on her album, fans pointed to Kodak as the lead suspect. He denied the rumor and claimed, "I'm too fly for dat s**t homie."