The Internet’s latest victim of unwarranted hate is Ebro Darden, host of Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning. People are split on Darden’s attempt to discuss Kodak Black’s sexual assault allegations. The rapper is currently awaiting trial on charges of criminal sexual conduct from a sexual assault indictment in 2017.
During Kodak’s visit to the radio show on Wednesday (Dec. 12), everything seemed fine and dandy. However, around 15-minutes in, Ebro brought up the Floridian’s current sexual assault case.
“Look man, at this point, it’s a pleasure to meet you man,” Ebro says near the 15-minute mark of the 17-minute interview. “You know, looking at all your cases and everything you’ve been through, and I know the recent one right now is very sensitive. Respect to everybody involved in that case, we can’t get into details today… We take sexual assault here serious. We can’t get into details, but we hope to have you back, so that we can have a deeper conversation about that. It’s a serious topic, we’re hearing these stories a lot.”
Peter Rosenberg swiftly tries to deflect from the conversation by asking Kodak if the moon landing of 1969 was a conspiracy. However, Ebro brings up the musician’s clear anxiety over the fact that he brought up the case.
“I feel like sometimes, when n***as like me are going through sh*t, y’all be entertained,” says Kodak as he squirms in his chair. “Like, change the subject… talk about something else.” Ebro then brings up that they tried to change the subject, and if there’s nothing left to discuss, the interview could be over. At that point, Kodak gets up from the mic and walks away.
On Twitter after the interview began to gain virality, Ebro wrote that he did not discuss any specifics about the case, and that he was just trying to have a “balanced” conversation. While many members of the Twittersphere are praising Ebro for attempting to have a conversation about the elephant in the room, others are calling him out for “baiting” and bringing up something that “he shouldn’t have brought up.”
What are your thoughts?
I was tryna have a balanced convo with Kodak Black & not ignore the serious allegations against him but also not ask specifics to make his situation worse… and he wanna get an attitude with me?? Nah….
— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) December 12, 2018
He’s young black rich and ignorant. He was suppose to be uncomfortable about it.
— Nisha2much (@NautiNish) December 13, 2018
If you bring it up then say “we cant get into details tho” thats not a balanced convo thats baiting
— Scam SZN (@SumBlaqGuy) December 12, 2018