Radio Stations Want Version of Bhad Bhabie’s “Bestie” Track Without Kodak Black: Report
The radio station ban on Kodak Black is reportedly having an affect on Bhad Bhabie. The teen rapper made a new version of her collab track with Kodak, "Bestie," at the request of radio stations who are refusing to play music by the Project Baby.
Bhad Bhabie put out the Kodak collab earlier this year and also followed up with a video featuring DMX. But, since Kodak has ruffled many peoples' feathers with his comments about Lauren London following the death of Nipsey Hussle, some radio stations have stopped playing his stuff out of respect for Nip. According to a TMZ report on Friday (May 3), several radio stations have reached out to Bhad Bhabie's camp and requested an alternate version of her new track, sans Kodak. This is allegedly the reason Bhabie released a new version of the track featuring Megan Thee Stallion on Friday.
Sources with inside knowledge of the situation tell XXL, "Danielle wanted to give radio alternative options for the song, so she had another bhad bich join her on the song."
A number of stations have vowed not to play Kodak. Power 106 in Los Angeles is one of those. Following the South Florida rapper's comments about London, radio personality Big Boy was one of the first to reveal the boycott.
"We can’t allow these things to happen," he wrote on Instagram. "Nipsey wouldn’t. We look the other way and forgive too easily. I’m a black man first and I love all that deserve my love. I’m with unity, however, we must discipline our own as well. This isn’t about radio or dropping records, that’s been done. This is about protecting a LEGACY and holding people accountable. This may not change Kodak Black now, but I pray it changes his or someone’s future. For all those out there that wanna disrespect and play with royalty, I advise you to think 'THRICE.'"
XXL has reached out to Bhad Bhabie's team for a comment.
Check out both versions of the "Bestie" track below.
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