Florida rapper Kodak Black has been spending his days and nights in federal prison serving three-and-a-half years on federal firearms charges. Before entering his temporary place of residence the rapper wasn’t shy of his share of controversy, hopping into disputes with rappers as well as various comments on social media that would stir the public.
Although the rapper isn’t scheduled to be released until Nov. 3, 2022, he’s been actively trying to have his sentence commuted. Kodak has gone as far as to reach out to President Trump in an attempt to release him from prison. His lawyers have reached out to the President citing an unfair prison sentence and alleged abuse at the hands of prison personnel.
Kodak’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen said of the petition at the time, “It details why we feel it would be appropriate in his situation. We still have the pending case in Washington DC against the BOP and the one in Miami against the US Marshall Service.” This, following several public attempts from the rapper himself on social media. “Tell Donald Trump to pull-up on me, I got a brilliant idea,” Kodak once wrote on Instagram. “I thought of something back in Miami but I dismissed it [’cause] I be thinking I b crazy sometimes. This s—t keep following me tho! This ain’t got nothing to do with my wrongful conviction, come see me I got my corona mask on.”
Most recently, the “Zeze” rapper again reached out to the soon to be ex-President with pleas for his freedom and offered a large donation to charity if Trump decided to pardon him. “If The President Them Free Me , I’m Gonna Spend 1 million on Charity within The First Year I’m Out. That’s on Everything,” Kodak tweeted on Nov. 27th. The tweet has since been deleted.
Things obviously haven’t been great for the incarcerated rapper, who may be feeling the weight of his prison sentence. Kodak recently reached out to his fans via Instagram with his current mailing address encouraging folks to write him while he is in jail. “Ya’ll Make Sure To Send Me Pictures. I Ain’t Writing You Back If Ion Know Who The Hell I’m Writing To,” he captioned the post, adding that he reads all of the mail he receives.
Even though his supporters have been promising him that they will “hold him down” with letters of encouragement and are hoping that he will be freed earlier than his scheduled release date, some are wondering if the rapper’s request happens to be granted if he really has changed his ways, or will he return to the same old Kodak. Some social media users have reminded him of his past comments, including those directed towards Black women.
In the past, Kodak made headlines for problematic comments regarding dark-skinned women, in particular Keke Palmer, saying that she was “straight” but he “don’t really like Black girls like that.”
He’s also gotten into it with rapper Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter, who spoke in defense of her father after he made disrespectful comments towards him at a club appearance. “You should have [passed] as a baby,” laughs Kodak as the comments arrived seemingly out of nowhere. “Where Lil Wayne at? You f—g maggot, you should have [passed] when you was a baby.”
His comments undoubtedly riled many up, including Reginae, which started a back and forth between the two. In defense of her father, Reginae dropped a message on her social media without dropping his name but making it clear who she is referring to. “You new lil rappers need to start giving props and respect to the Goat,” she wrote on her Instagram. “My father don’t bother nobody. He won’t even react to what was said. This man be in his own world so leave him tf alone.”
It was Kodak’s comments toward Reginae that made matters worse. Upon receiving notice of Carter’s words towards him, he didn’t take long to offer a rebuttal. “Me and dude had a whole song together then his bald-headed daughter, like — I f—k with the whole set-up n’ s—t but don’t be coming at me, bruh, ’cause when you come at me, I’m gonna come back,” he said on his Instagram Live.
Continuing, he added, “nobody said nothin’ to that little girl, bruh. First of all, nobody said nothin’ to your daddy so don’t be comin’ at me like that. I ain’t no shorty, I ain’t no peon.” Carter’s mother, Toya Wright, didn’t take kindly at all to the attacks on her daughter and offered him a few words of her own.
As of now, there has been no movement on an early release for the rapper as he remains in federal custody.