Kodak Black has been incarcerated for months now, but that hasn’t stopped him from staying in the mix. Not only is he planning to release a new album called Bill Israel from jail, but he’s also keeping his eye on politics.
Last week, the Pompano Beach, Florida native became the latest rapper to hop on the Donald Trump train by vocalizing his support for Trump’s proposed Platinum Plan.
“What do you think of the platinum plan?” he tweeted on October 26. “@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 has reached out to Trump before. In September, he filed a petition with the current POTUS asking him to spring him from lockup to no avail.
The 23-year-old was sentenced to 46 months behind bars in 2019 for allegedly falsifying documents when purchasing a firearm, which also came with a three-year supervised release clause. His attorneys explained the jail sentence for the exact same crime is typically around 18 months and think he should be labeled a level two criminal instead of level four.
Talk around The Platinum Plan for Black Americans ramped up after Trump’s senior campaign advisor Katrina Pierson thanked Ice Cube for his assistance on the matter, bringing to light Cube’s behind-the-scenes involvement with the administration.
Trump unveiled the proposal in October, which includes prosecuting the Ku Klux Klan and Antifa as terrorist organizations, making Juneteenth a federal holiday and efforts to bolster Black economic prosperity. According to CNN, Trump pulled in only 8 percent of the Black electorate in 2016 — and an average of recent 2020 polls shows Joe Biden leading Trump with Black voters by an 83 percent to 8 percent, or 75-point, margin.
So it’s not surprising Trump has been taking meetings with Black celebrities such as Lil Wayne and Ice Cube in the weeks leading up to the November 3 presidential election in what looks like an attempt to win over the Black demographic.