After several attempts to have his sentence reduced. South Florida rapper Kodak Black was denied an early release from prison. According to VladTV, on Wednesday, federal prosecutors denied the rapper’s plea to reduce his sentence. Because his motion failed to follow legal procedures or cite a valid reason why he deserves less time.
“Kodak Black has not presented extraordinary and compelling reasons supporting his request for release,” assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Brown wrote in response to the motion. “Kodak Black merely states he is not an evil person. And he promises to participate in community programs aimed at helping the younger generation. That is inadequate pursuant to the statute.”
In a handwritten letter, Black requested a compassionate release based on his status as an entertainer, his influence on the youth, and acknowledgment of his mistakes.
“With all due deference. I come in truth,” Black wrote. “I take full responsibility for my actions. I am not an evil or demented person. I am salvageable. I have the ability and potential to live a prosperous and positive life.”
In November, the Florida native made a plea to Donald Trump, saying he would pay 1 million dollars to charity if he granted him an early release. “If The President Them Free Me, I’m Gonna Spend 1 million on Charity with The First Year I’m Out,” his official Instagram wrote on Friday (November 27). “That’s On Everything!!”
Since the 23-year-old has been behind bars, he still managed to do some good for the community. In March, he donated school supplies and technological upgrades for Broward County Florida students disenfranchised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In October 2019, after pleading guilty to felony gun possession, Kodak Black was sentenced to 46 months in Kentucky’s United States Penitentiary Big Sandy. His current release date is set for November 2022.
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.