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Rappin’ Rugrats

The disrespect is at an all-time high in 2019. Kodak Black recently dissed Lil Wayne (again) out of thin air, yes again! On Saturday the Florida rapper (I use that term loosely) was in New Orleans, Louisiana when he asked about the NOLA-born emcee, referring to him as a “maggot” and suggested that Wayne “should’ve died” when he was a baby. For someone who calls themselves a “project baby” you would think he’d have a little more compassion or understanding but the drugs have him far removed from any type of emotion. There was no provoking, no verse, or nothing for Kodak Black to respond to from Wayne to compel him to make these disrespectful remarks. Young entertainers rely heavily on social media even to make amends. A lot of young people do not have proper interpersonal skills because of technology so they hide behind a screen and subsequently lack the ability to work through their anxiety, depression, anger, regret, or happiness. They believe that if they delete something from their social media that no one will see it, care about it, or even confront them.

Kodak Black has even recorded a song with Lil Wayne and still has the unmitigated gull to say something reckless about the man. Times like this are when I long for the days of a BTS beat down. If your favorite Rapper was speaking negatively on another Rapper they met up in the streets of New York, California, Chicago, Miami, and elsewhere so they could address the situation as a man. No, I am not promoting toxic masculinity however, the only person that can check a boy is a man. This is why fathers are an important figure in a man’s life. They learn how to interact with other men in the community and if they get out-of-pocket it’s a done deal. Now Kodak Black has to increase his security because of something he said. He may not have asked for more security but somebody is clearly worried. These rugrats grew up on Lil Wayne, Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, and others so to come out of your mouth about any of them is ignorant and immature. Master P offered to help and Kodak Black and Master P got the short end of the stick.

This is what creates obstacles instead of bridges to fill the gap between generations. Master P has said on record that he doesn’t want to go out on a limb and help anymore new artists and I don’t blame him! Now the next young Rapper who wanted a mentorship with someone like Master P, Diddy, Jay Z, or a Dr. Dre may not get it because of that. People who want help seek help and to be ungrateful when the help is offered is disheartening. People like to refer to Kodak as smart on camera but I bet when those cameras go off it’s a different story. I’m not sure what they’re seeing if they’re being paid to see something that isn’t there but Kodak wouldn’t get a “C” in any class of mine. Kodak Black was supporting Gucci like Floyd Mayweather when the sweater almost looks like him! You cannot be this ignorant unless you want to be. If you want to be just as ignorant then your children and your children’s children will be too. It doesn’t matter how old these young people are, they are old enough to know right from wrong but they are choosing to do wrong for likes, clicks, and monetary fame. The cartoon show Rugrats was based on the children not listening to their parents and even their seasons came to an end.

“I’m laid back, feet up, watching all my rugrats.” – Gucci Mane (All My Children)

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