Kodak Black has been fighting for his freedom for the months — and it looks like he’s getting a little support from some of his peers.
On Monday (January 4), Lil Yachty joined Kodak in his cries to Donald Trump and begged the outgoing president to spring him from jail, telling his 5.2 million Twitter followers, “Hey @realDonaldTrump my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted. The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak.”
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) January 4, 2021
Kodak has been looking to Trump for help over the last several months. In November 2020, he promised to donate $1 million to charity in exchange for a presidential pardon, writing on Instagram, “If The President Them Free Me, I’m Gonna Spend 1 million on Charity with The First Year I’m Out. That’s On Everything!!”
But so far, his pleas have been unsuccessful. On Sunday (January 3), Kodak’s latest request for a sentence reduction was denied by federal prosecutors who determined he didn’t deserve any mercy.
“(Kodak Black) has not presented ‘extraordinary and compelling reasons’ supporting his request for release,” assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce O. Brown wrote in response to the motion. “Stated more correction, (Kodak Black) has not presented ANY reason supporting his request for release.
He merely states he is not an evil person and promises to participate in community-based programs aimed at helping the ‘younger generation.’ That simply is inadequate pursuant to the statute.”
Kodak recently organized a Christmas toy drive from prison with the help of his attorney Bradford Cohen. The “ZEZE” rapper dropped $20,000 to supply nearly 100 local children with toys, games, $50-$100 gift cards and more. He also personally directed his team on what gifts to buy and how to get it to the families in need. The presents were given out along with pizza at Cohen’s law firm last week.
The 23-year-old Pompano Beach native is currently serving nearly four years in Kentucky’s United States Penitentiary Big Sandy after pleading guilty to felony gun possession in October 2019.