On Jan. 4, Lil Yatchy decided to reach out to Donald Trump to commute Kodak Black from his 46-month sentencing for gun charges.
“Hey @realDonaldTrump my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted,” the tweet read. “The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak.”
According to Revolt, Kodak is expected to be released in 2022. Recently, he was denied a sentence reduction because he didn’t provide a valid reason. Some of the reasons given by Kodak were “to participate in community-based programs aimed at helping the ‘younger generation.’” The rapper also claimed that he “is not an evil person.”
Yatchy is not the only rapper taking these steps to reach out to Trump, as Lil Pump, Lamar Jackson, Kodak’s lawyer Bradford Cohen, and many more NFL athletes tweeted the U.S. President.
“The great and I mean great @Lj_era8 future all [sic] of famer and good friend,” Cohen retweeted Jackson’s tweet with his comment. “Fairness is not limited to one case. 46 months in a max prison for checking the wrong box on a form? Thank you Lamar #freekodak”
This is not the first time that Kodak has reached out to Trump for support in a pardon. Back in October 2020, Kodak reached out via Twitter endorsing Trump and expressing that the Platinum Plan was what the community needed. And then again, in November, the rapper claimed via Twitter that if Trump helped him be released, he would donate 1 million to charity the first year out.
Trump has yet to respond to the rappers and athletes. Check out below their tweets.
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) January 4, 2021
— Lil pump (@lilpump) January 3, 2021
The great and I mean great @Lj_era8 future all of famer and good friend. Fairness is not limited to one case. 46 months in a max prison for checking the wrong box on a form? Thank you Lamar #freekodak https://t.co/eRTiaICVCq
— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) January 5, 2021
Bet my boy https://t.co/2lo4sHjeot
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) January 4, 2021
— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) January 4, 2021