Kodak Black Trends on Twitter After Reacting to PnB Rock’s Death, Appears to Blame Rock’s Girlfriend
Earlier tonight (Sept. 12), Kodak Black posted to his Instagram Stories his reaction to PnB Rock's passing. The Philadelphia rapper died earlier today after being shot in Los Angeles during a robbery.
Kodak posted a photo of his view from a plane and wrote over it, saying, "Big jets. Only jets anyways. Mannn I been low all day due to a headache I had earlier so I'm just getting to the news RF."
He continued, "Ion usually speak on deaths! Go to funerals or nun kuz life goes on, but, SMH. PnB was my boy, I was jus OTP wit em last night! We be talkin bout him comin back out & poppin his shit again in this rap shit."
"That hoe might as well kill herself," he concluded.
Black's final sentiment—the one that he's catching backlash for—references Rock being at a Roscoe's House of Chicken ’N Waffles with his girlfriend when he was killed. A photo has been circulating on social media, which she had posted on her personal Instagram account showing her food and the location of where they were. The photo has since-been deleted.
There has been no confirmation that the assailant pinpointed Rock's location by using the rapper's girlfriend's IG photo, a theory that is purely speculation at this point. The Los Angeles Times has reported from "sources" that Rock was targeted for his jewelry.
"After Pop Smoke there’s no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts," Nicki Minaj began in a tweet, referencing how Pop's address had been posted on social media before his death in 2020. "To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus."
After receiving backlash for her take, Minaj continued to speak on the situation in separate tweets: "The ppl around these rappers gain so much. It’s time to start really reminding them over & over!!! At least TRY to put your foot down if you CARE! Tell them!!! You’re not loved like you think you are!!! You’re prey!!!! In a world full of predators!!!! What’s not clicking???!!!"
In another tweet, she highlighted how being a mother influenced her decision to speak out on the situation. "Ima say what I want. As a RAPPER & as a MOTHER," Nicki added. I know 1st hand how these guys feel coming from the streets then being able to provide for their moms. My heart is hurting for the MOTHERS OF THESE KIDS that tried to make something better of their lives!!! LETS EDUCATE ASAP!!!"
Earlier in the night, Cardi B had a different response to the details around Rock's situation, discouraging people to place any blame for his death on his girlfriend. "I highly doubt nikkas was looking at PMB’s babymom IG," Cardi opined. "He was in a bad location and people stay outside plotting. It’s very irresponsible and inconsiderate to blame her for something so tragic. We should be sending nothing but love to her and his family at this time."
After Rock's death, DJ Akademiks posted footage from an unreleased interview he did with the rapper a week-and-a-half ago. The video showed Rock revealing a time during the pandemic that he felt he had been targeted in a near-robbery attempt. He later added that he had never actually been robbed before.
As previously reported, PnB Rock was shot during a reported robbery attempt while he was dining with his girlfriend at Roscoe's House of Chicken ’N Waffles in South Los Angeles on Monday afternoon (Sept. 12).
Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Kelly Muniz spoke with the press on Monday saying Rock was targeted for his jewelry.
“[The suspect] shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” Muniz said.
After being shot, Rock was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. No suspect is in custody.