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Kodak Black Reaction To Backlash Over Helicopter In Kobe Bryant Tribute

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kodak Black attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 27: Kodak Black attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Kodak Black gives reason behind his helicopter tribute for Kobe Bryant.

For his twenty-fourth birthday, Kodak Black gave a tribute to Kobe Bryant that has a few people upset. Black displayed his Tesla Model X decked out in purple and yellow while wearing the #24 jersey that Bryant was known for. It was a nice touch, but his custom-designed helicopter in Lakers colors was not.

After he revisited his birthday with new photos, fans started to call out Kodak for tributing Kobe with a custom helicopter, finding the move insensitive considering the basketball great passed away in a helicopter crash. While many are backing up the rapper on social media, pointing out that he obviously wasn’t trying to be disrespectful, Kodak explained the move in his own words during a recent radio interview.

Speaking with 99JAMZ in Miami, Kodak explained himself, saying, “It was January 26, 2020 and I was in Oklahoma. I was still in prison. I heard about his unfortunate demise and stuff like that and I was already saying, man, when I come home, I’mma come home on a helicopter. Then I heard how he passed and I was like, damn that’s crazy, maybe that’s a sign not to jump on the helicopter ’cause, you know, he’s KB and I’m KB. Kobe Bryant, Kodak Black, all that crazy stuff.”

Kodak’s helicopter tribute has caused him some obvious backlash but the rapper has remained tight-lipped, aside from this explanation. Watch the video below.