After Joe Biden’s investiture, Trump – during the last hours of his presidential term -, decided to take advantage of it to grant 73 people including Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. And if the former Republican President chose these two rappers alongside 71 other personalities, it certainly wasn’t by accident.
Both Lil Wayne (Dwayne Carter) and Kodak Black (Bill Kapri) supported Donald Trump these Last months. Besides, the former president spoke about a “Platinum Plan” to “enhance the economic prosperity of black citizens” for his next mandate. But, in a certain way, it’s maybe just to put black communities in his pocket and move them away from Joe Biden. Bradford Cohen – lawyer for the two rappers who knows Donald Trump well from his participation in “The Celebrity Apprentice”- claimed that “President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates for the African-American community “, and that “These graces are a perfect example of this administration following through on its reforms and commitments”. Kodak also tweeted that the Platinum Plan is what the black community needs.
What do you think of the platinum plan? @bradfordcohen sent it to me and I read it ,this is what the community needs…. more ownership. That plan is right! I want to help with justice reform when I am out as well. @realDonaldTrump #justicereform #prisonreform
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) October 26, 2020
To celebrate his freedom, Kodak Black is cooking us up some new music and shared his first post-prison song, “Last Day In”, in which he reflects on his commuted sentence and his home return. He mentioned the former president and expressed himself on the social network on how he felt about all of this. In the song, the most famous lyric states “Trump just freed me, but my favorite president is on the money/ All they [sic] hatin’ presidents has become evident to me”.
I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love.
It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing. @DanScavino
— Kodak Black (@KodakBlack1k) January 20, 2021
But now, let’s jump right into this video
Donald Trump, from a wealth inspiring icon…
Donald Trump was also a “star” in the rap industry, as the recurrence of mentions to him but surprisingly, it’s the tonality they took to talk about him that shocked us – only some of the mentions were negative, the others were either flattering or neutral. Before becoming president, he was a bling-bling icon figure, almost every rapper talked about how rich he was and wanted to be as wealthy as him. In 1990, Ice Cube was already talking about “making more money than Donald Trump” And 50 Cent proudly said in “Crazy” in 2002“Now I’m getting paid – meet me at the Trump Tower lobby”.
… To a racist and ignorant one
But then, Trump transformed himself into a big mean, ignorant and racist figure for many rappers, and the lyrics changed with it. The rapper, Termanology, by evoking the evolution of the Trump figure in hip-hop lyrics, told ABC News that “We didn’t know Trump was going to be president, and we didn’t know he was going to act that way. It took us all by surprise and now we don’t know where to stand when we hear our own references to a guy we thought was cool. It wasn’t political at the time”.
Even though Kodak Black is back on the tracks, he is not out of the woods yet as Courthouse News shared that an old sexual assault affair from 2016 could pursue him on trial. Ed Clements – Florence County attorney – declared that he wanted to pull him to the state court in South Carolina. What a nightmare if just a few months after his release, KB should return behind bars if he’s found guilty.