Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Picture: AP

Rapper Kodak Black has issued an apology to Nipsey Hussle's widow Lauren London after saying he would give it a year before hitting her up.

Taking to his Instagram Live on Saturday, the "ZEZE" rapper who is also set to go on trial for a sexual assault case said: 

"If I disrespected you Lauren London. In any way shape or form, I'm sorry. Even though I didn't and RIP to dude."

This comes after the rapper faced backlash for his initial statement about London from fans of Hussle and fellow rappers such as TI and The Game who made videos addressing his statements.