Many fans, media personalities, and other artists celebrated the Bronx-bred entertainer for achieving such a historic milestone. Kodak Black was one of those people. The Florida rhymer tweeted, “Bodak Yellow Went Diamond Dam Right @iamcardib.”
However, some of Kodak’s followers began slamming Cardi B because “Bodak Yellow” was clearly inspired by Kodak’s “No Flockin” single from 2014. Cardi then responded to a Twitter user who accused her of getting rich by stealing Kodak’s flow.
“[Kodak Black] got credit on the song. WE both getting rich with the song till we die. The song is called ‘Bodak Yellow’ for a reason. You hoes get on this app saying the dumbest s###,” tweeted Cardi, pointing out that the name of the record is a play on her fellow Atlantic recording artist’s stage name.
He got credit on the song WE both getting rich with the song till we die ..The song is called Bodak Yellow for a reason .You hoes get on this app saying the dumbest s### . https://t.co/3zShXV25Qx pic.twitter.com/Gt3GqoltUm
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 9, 2021
Forty minutes later, Kodak Black further addressed the success of “Bodak Yellow” and his role in the song’s creation. The 23-year-old Haitian-American quote-tweeted Cardi and simply added, “CardiYak [crossed fingers emoji].”
According to credits presented on Tidal, Dieuson Octave (Kodak Black’s birth name) is listed as one of the co-writers of “Bodak Yellow” along with Cardi B, Pardison Fontaine, and others. Kodak also appeared on an official remix of “Bodak Yellow” where he says, “You know why I f### with Cardi B? Cause they be thinking both of us crazy.”