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The rapper made the controversial statement on Instagram Live last week (March 20). He started by saying: “I’m the hardest rapper in the game, I promise.”
Continuing, he added: “Like, when you talk ‘bout me, you should put me in a category of like ‘Pac, B.I.G, Nas, den ni**as, you feel me? Like really listen to my shit. I don’t care about how I act, like, on the ‘Gram.”
Now, when users try to visit his Instagram page, the message “Sorry, this page isn’t available” appears instead.
While the Nas comparison is new, it’s not the first time Kodak has invited comparisons to 2Pac and Biggie. In 2016 he released a mixtape called ‘Lil B.I.G. Pac’ featuring artwork inspired by both rappers.
Donning 2Pac’s trademark bandana, Kodak was pictured as a baby mimicking the cover to Biggie’s classic debut album, ‘Ready To Die’.
Many rappers over the years have modelled themselves on 2Pac and Biggie or directly compared themselves to the deceased icons.
In 2017, Young Thug declared himself the “new Pac” after dropping his mixtape ‘Beautiful Thugger Girls’ (originally titled ‘Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls’ and abbreviated as ‘E.B.B.T.G’) on 2Pac’s birthday (June 16).
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) June 18, 2017
In the same year, Troy Ave also declared himself the “Nu Pac” and proceeded to release a mixtape of the same name.
Music fans have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to the claim made by Kodak.
One user wrote: “Cant believe Kodak Black compares himself to 2pac, Biggie and Nas. He’s not in the rap legendary status at all. He’s just garbage,” while another said: “He’s not even in Chingy, Fabolous or Lloyd Banks level.”
He's not even in Chingy, Fabolous or Lloyd Banks level ???
— ♬Sean Martinez♫ (@S_Mart15) March 21, 2019
“Come on bro 2pac and biggie level?? Nah bro you on the level that no one listen to straight up young ma better then you lol,” another user added.