While pleading for a Presidential pardon during Donald Trump's final months in the Oval Office, Kodak Black made a bit of a quid pro quo offer — the rapper promised to give $1 million to charity if he was pardoned.
"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," he tweeted on Nov. 27.
He officially received a pardon on Trump's last day in office. Not long after, several bloggers noticed that Kodak's promissory tweet had suddenly disappeared.
Kodak had served nearly half of his 48-month prison sentence before the pardon. The rapper had pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge following an incident in May 2019. He also admitted to lying about his criminal history while acquiring firearms.
Since the pardon, social media has been reminding Kodak of his promise. His attorney, though, tells TMZ that he constantly donates to various charities and doesn't need to prove himself. He also questioned the charitableness of those questioning his intent.
"A statement promising something for something in exchange is not appropriate and although Kodak has always given to charity his whole career and will continue to do charity, not in exchange for anything. Some think this is a story. It isn't," his attorney said. "Instead of harping on a young Black man and how much charity he does, why don't we take a look at the amount of charity the writers of these articles do? Last week, Kodak pledged $100k to setting up a scholarship fund in the name of Meadow Pollack. The week before he donated $50k to barstool fund to help small businesses. That's $150k and he's been out 5 days."