Kodak Black is a happy man after learning one of former President Donald Trump’s final actions in office was to shorten his prison sentence and essentially free the rapper from prison. Kodak posted a thank you message to his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon, hours after the White House released that the rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida would be included in the official list of presidential pardons. Kodak was sentenced to more than 3 years in prison back in 2019 on multiple weapons charges.
23-year-old Kodak Black must have been beaming with joy while tweeting out his message from behind bars, which ironically cannot be viewed by the former president, as Trump’s Twitter account has been permanently de-activated by the social media platform.
“I Want To Thank The President
For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence,” the message from Kodak Black began.
He added, ” I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love.
It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing.”
Kodak has been serving time at a federal facility in Kentucky, it’s unclear when exactly he will be released from custody.
Former White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, made the announcement on Tuesday evening that Kodak Black would be included among the list of convicted criminals on the pardon list. Along with Kodak, rapper Lil Wayne was also pardoned from ongoing weapons charges that the rapper was looking at serving time over.
“Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader,” McEnany told reporters.
“He has served nearly half of his sentence. Before his conviction and after reaching success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts. In fact, he has committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged.”
The White House also addressed the charitable donations Kodak Black had made from behind bars, and the effort to better the community he has shown since his conviction.
“In addition to these efforts, he has paid for the notebooks of school children, provided funding and supplies to daycare centers, provided food for the hungry, and annually provides for underprivileged children during Christmas. Most recently while still incarcerated, Kodak Black donated $50,000 to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which provides funds to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kodak Black’s only request was that his donation go toward restaurants in his hometown.”