Kodak Black attorney Bradford Cohen said the rapper’s tweet pledging $ 1 million to charity for a presidential pardon was removed for legal reasons, not lack of intent.
Black’s 46-month sentence on federal gun charges was commuted last week by former US President Donald Trump. The rapper and his team had long asked Trump for his release and published the now-deleted tweet on November 27: “If the president releases me, I’ll spend 1 million on charity in the first year I’m on the road. That’s on everything “.
Cohen took to Instagram today to say he advised Black to delete the tweet because “a statement that promises something in exchange is inappropriate”.
“I didn’t think I’d have to bring this up because it’s not a story. Due to a slow day of news, @tmz_tv wants to address a tweet that was sent 2 months ago by @kodakblack twitter and deleted within a day or two of posting on my instruction, ”Cohen wrote next to a picture of Black.
“Kodak has always done and will continue to do charity throughout its career, not in exchange for anything. Some think this is a story. Is not it. “
Cohen went on to point out the philanthropic work Black had already done since his release.
“Instead of pestering a young black man and how much charity he gives, let’s look at how much charity the authors of these articles are doing,” Cohen said.
“Last week Kodak pledged 100,000 to set up a scholarship fund on behalf of Meadow Pollack, a week before donating 50,000 to the Barstool Fund to help small businesses. That’s 150,000 and he’s been on the road for 5 days. “
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Black was referring to Trump commuting his jail term in the new song, ‘Last Day In’, released over the weekend. He also thanked the outgoing President on Twitter after his sentence was commuted, saying, “I want to thank the President @RealDonaldTrump for his commitment to judicial reform and reducing my sentence. I also want to thank everyone for their support and love.
“It means more than you will ever know. I want to keep giving back, learning and growing. “
While Black is no longer in jail, Black is still on trial in South Carolina for allegedly raping an eighteen-year-old woman in 2016 for first degree sexual misconduct.