Kodak Black might be behind bars but it hasn’t stopped him from helping out his hometown. The rapper has pledged to donate $5,000 in school aid to students in Broward County, FL.
TMZ reports Black, born Bill K. Kapri, wants to help students in grades 1-5 meet the required reading levels despite being out of schools. Children in Broward County are expected to return to school around April 15 due to the current coronavirus outbreak. In addition to reading books, Black will send essential supplies. His lawyer Bradford Cohen says the “Wake Up In The Sky” rapper isn’t looking for brownie points, he’s just looking to do the right thing.
“Even when he knows it won’t help his situation, he still gives not because of an ulterior motive, but because that’s what he does,” Cohen said. “How many rappers that have been locked up help out from the box?”
Flex or not, it is a nice gesture. Cohen says they plan to send the supplies to the children this weekend in hopes they would receive them in the next few days. In the past, the rapper has donated to several non-profits like Paradise Childcare, Jack and Jill Children’s Center and provided $50,000 to XXXTentacion’s son Gekyume after his father was killed in 2018.
Black is currently behind bars for his federal gun case stemming from November 2019. He’s also facing up to 7 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The rapper was arrested before his performance at Rolling Loud last year after it was discovered he reportedly provided false documentation to the court.