Jackboy onstage during the 15th Annual Headies Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 04, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia; Kodak Black attends the 2022 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2022.
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Details on What Sparked the Years-Long Beef Between Florida Rappers Kodak Black and Jackboy

Kodak Black and Jackboy were once signed to the same label. However, their relationship has gone sour and their beef is still cooking.


Dec. 18 2023, Published 5:00 p.m. ET

Following reports that rapper Jackboy was killed in a shooting incident, police have confirmed that the “Pay Me Just To Talk” lyricist is alive and well.

In 2023, a shootout occurred in a South Florida neighborhood leaving one man dead, according to The Los Angeles Times. And while it’s unclear what prompted the altercation, netizens speculated that the incident had something to do with Jackboy’s feud with Kodak Black.

Here's what you need to know about their beef.

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Jackboy shows his grill; Kodak Black attends the 2022 American Music Awards.

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Why do Jackboy and Kodak Black have beef?

Although Jackboy was previously signed to Kodak's Sniper Gang label, their relationship seemingly turned sour around June of 2021. Their beef surfaced on social media after Kodak fired shots at Jackboy on Twitter.

“Made a ‘M’ off Lil Jack,” Kodak tweeted.

“Took long enough but [that business] must be stood on,” the “Super Gremlin” rapper said. Kodak later claimed that Jackboy owed him money, but he did not specify the reason why.

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"I still ain’t get my money from this ungrateful lil b---h yet," Kodak wrote on Instagram (via Hip Hop DX). He went on to threaten to file a lawsuit against his former protegé but that never happened.

For his part, Jackboy refused to address the beef. He said on Instagram: "I’m not gonna go in detail or explain s--t to nobody

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Rapper Kodak Black performs onstage on Day 1 of 2023 ONE MusicFest.

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However, Jackboy reneged on that statement when he took a jab at Kodak in a song, reigniting their feud.

“You ain’t Z, you bought your way in / Boy you ain’t no killer, you be cryin’ when you get caged in,” Jackboy rapped on his 2022 song, “Renegade (Closure).”

In response to the diss, Kodak took to Instagram to slam Jackboy, suggesting that the rapper was simply upset for being kicked out of their entourage.

Despite their past drama, it doesn't look like Kodak has anything to do with the 2023 shooting in South Florida that involved Jackboy and his brother.

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Jackboy was seemingly the target of a shooting in South Florida.

In late 2023, reports suggested that Jackboy was fatally wounded in an altercation in Florida. However, the victim has since been identified as the rapper’s brother, according to the LA Times.

Moments after the shooting occurred, Jackboy took to social media to update fans on his condition.

“Real Haitian man,” Jackboy said during a livestream as he danced along to music (via XXL Magazine.) “Critical what? Critical where?”

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Jackboy is obviously doing fine but this is not the first time the rapper has escaped death. In September 2022, he was involved in a head-on collision that totaled his car.

While Jackboy wasn't injured in the 2023 shooting, sadly, his brother was. Here's what we know about his health condition./

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Jackboy’s brother was shot multiple times — here’s a health update.

The victim in the Dec. 13 shooting that made headlines was identified as Jackboy’s younger brother. In a statement posted to Facebook, the Port St. Lucie Police Department confirmed details of the incident and shared an update on the victim’s condition.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that a young adult male was in his driveway when the suspect approached him and shot him several times,” the post read. “The suspect fled in an unknown make/model vehicle. The victim was airlifted to Lawnwood Hospital in serious condition.”

The police department went on to suggest that the shooting was a targeted attack, as they have no reason to believe that other community members are in danger. For his part, Jackboy has not shared any information on his brother’s condition.

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