Kodak Black sends his gratitude to the former President of the United States, Donald Trump.
On Wednesday (January 20), Kodak Black sent out a thank you on Twitter to Donald Trump for commuting his four-year prison sentence stemming from the rapper's arrest in May of 2019 that took place during the Rolling Loud Miami Festival that year.
"I Want To Thank The President @realDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence," the Twitter post on social media began.
As the tweet continued, Kodak went on to thank his lawyer and supporters for believing in him.
"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."
Daniel Scavino, Jr. is a political adviser who served in the Trump administration as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications from 2019 to 2021 and Director of Social Media from 2017 to 2021.
According to Reuters, on Jan. 19, the former 45th president issued several presidential pardons to Kodak Black and Lil Wayne.
Kodak's release date is currently scheduled for Nov. 11, 2022, with the possibility that he could be released to a halfway house as early as this year.
While Kodak's sentence is being commuted, he is still facing charges for sexual assault. "According to investigators, on or about February 7, 2016, Octave is alleged to have engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a hotel located at 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC," South Carolina's Florence County Sheriff's spokesman Major Michael Nunn said in a statement in August of 2016." The trial was set to begin in 2019, but no new date has been set for the trial.
50 Cent thinks President Trump is "amazing" despite some of the outlandish remarks that he makes. In April, during a press briefing, President Trump made the odd suggestion that if people get injected with disinfectant it could stop the coronavirus from spreading throughout their bodies. While Trump’s proposal left medical doctors in shock, 50 gave No. 45 a backhanded compliment. On his Instagram account, Fif posted an illustration of a yellow-haired man with orange skin who resembled POTUS drinking a pitcher of Clorox. "This fucking guy is a nightmare, but I think I like him,” 50 wrote in the caption. “I can't believe he said that shit out loud. LOL.” We can’t believe it either.
On Oct. 19, 50 endorsed Trump in an Instagram post. "👀WHAT THE FUCK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, FUCK NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway," Fif, who is from Queens, N.Y. and lives in New Jersey, wrote in his Instagram caption. "🏃♂️💨I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya fucking mind.😤. " He is referring to Joe Biden's proposed tax plan that will impact higher earning residents in NYC, New Jersey and California
On Oct. 29, Lil Wayne shocked many of his fans who aren't Trump supporters when he revealed that he met with the President. The New Orleans rapper revealed the news of their meeting on Twitter, sharing a photo of himself standing with President Trump.
"Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership," Wayne tweeted. "He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."
President Trump's Platinum Plan, an initiative that lays out a promise to Black America over four years, promises to bring almost $500 billion into Black communities, provide better and affordable health care, offer access to capital for Black businesses, educational opportunities and more.
Lil Pump jumped on the Trump bandwagon on Oct. 25. In a video posted to his Instagram Story, the South Florida rapper revealed his support for Trump after seemingly disagreeing with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's proposed tax plan, which would increase local and state taxes for New York City, New York State, New Jersey and California taxpayers earning more than $400,000 a year. "All I gotta say is Trump 2020, bitch," Pump said in the video. "Fuck I look like paying extra 33 in taxes for Biden bitch ass nigga. Fuck sleepy Joe, nigga. Trump 2020, bitch. Ah!"
Earlier this year, BlocBoy JB jumped on his Twitter page to show his support for No. 45. In a March 20 tweet, the Memphis rapper wrote, “I’m Starting To Like Trump No Cap. Dude Ass To Gangsta.” Later, on his Instagram page, the “Look Alive” rapper stuck to his guns about his pro-President Trump remark, suggesting that he would have voted for Trump in 2016. Posting a photo of his aforementioned tweet, he wrote in the caption, "Trump Might Would’ve Got My Vote If I Wasn’t A Felon😂😂." We don’t know if he was trolling his fans or not, but it certainly raised a few eyebrows.
The red Make America Great Again hats have become a popular headwear for conservatives who support President Trump. In Fivio Foreign’s 2019 video for “Big Drip,” a man is rocking a specially-designed MAGA hat. In a 2020 video interview, when a fan asked the Brooklyn rapper if wearing a MAGA hat was hip-hop, he said, “Yeah, it’s hip-hop.” Fivio then added that he doesn’t care if people rock the red-colored caps. “I ain’t going against Trump,” he said. “Whoever wear[s] your hats, wear your hats. Go viral.”
It’s no secret that Kanye West is a President Trump supporter. So much that he planned on voting for him in November. “I'm definitely voting this time," ’Ye told GQ magazine back in April. "And we know who I'm voting on. And I'm not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I'm still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1!." It's unclear of ’Ye's vote will still be for Trump as he is running for president as well. In any event, perhaps we'll find out on Election Day (Nov. 3).
Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame hopped on social media on Oct. 21 to show support for President Donald Trump over former President Barack Obama. After footage from Obama's speech in South Philadelphia was shared on Instagram and a social media user commented, "Its people who really think Trump is a better President than Obama...," including a clown emoji, Waka wrote, "guess I'm a clown."
In early October, Asian Doll claimed in a tweet that she'd rather vote for Trump than support the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. "I rather trump be the president then that dude fasho," she wrote. After receiving backlash, she followed up with, "Fuck both of them at the end of the day but Shid we got 2 choices I was just saying cause it's time to vote.....DAM." Asian Doll explained that she decided to side with President Trump because he was "giving away a lot of money." She later took down the posts after receiving backlash on social media.
To many people, President Trump and 6ix9ine's behavior are similar for their seeming desire to be front and center in the spotlight. And although 6ix9ine doesn’t think his particular brand of trolling is similar to Trump's, he has promised a theoretical vote for the Commander in Chief this year. On Sept. 2, during an interview with The New York Times, 6ix9ine said, "I would vote for Trump," while being compared to the current president of the United States.