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Kodak Black is a free man after former President Donald Trump commuted his 46-month sentence to time served on Jan. 20.
Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were granted pardons by Trump on his last day in office.
Black, government name Bill Kapri, received a commutation of his 46-month sentence for falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms in 2019.
Black made headlines last year when he tweeted that he would donate $1 million to charity if Trump released him from prison early.
"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, 2020.
Apparently, "everything" meant nothing to Kodak. He quietly deleted the tweet within hours of his release from an Illinois prison on Jan. 20.
When social media users called Kodak out for deleting the tweet, his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, said told TMZ the tweet wasn't a good idea to begin with.
"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 [give to] charity, not in exchange for anything. Some think this is a story. It isn't."
He called out writers who criticized Kodak for going back on his promise: "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?"
Cohen also noted that Kodak donated $150,000 to charity in the the 5 days since he's been out of prison.
"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."
The New York attorney general filed a lawsuit against President Trump and his Trump Foundation directors, including his three eldest children, for $2.8 million on Thursday.
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Drake was widely praised for giving away nearly $1 million in his "God's Plan" music video. The video, which premiered last week, follows the Canadian rapper as he gives away cash, scholarships and cars to residents in South Florida.
But not everyone was impressed with Drake's goodwill and generosity.
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British actor Idris Elba sent his female fans into a frenzy when he offered them an opportunity to be his Valentine.
The hunky actor announced a contest in conjunction with fundraising website Omaze.com to offer one lucky female fan the opportunity to be his Valentine and to meet with him personally for drinks and dinner.
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a blessing to families who hope to grant their terminally ill children one last wish. But one family that benefited from the Make-a-Wish Foundation is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Little Miley Hodges, 7, was diagnosed with Stage IV Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Miley's last wish was to meet pop idol Justin Bieber. But the troubled singer's schedule is filled with studio time and court appearances. So Miley, who reportedly has less than four months to live, settled on meeting her namesake Miley Cyrus instead.
Miley Cyrus invited the family to fly to California where a meeting was arranged at a recording studio. But the meeting didn't go as well as the family planned -- depending on who you listen to.
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It's no secret that rap mogul Shawn "Jay Z" Carter's mother, Gloria Carter, is a butch lesbian. But until now it wasn't clear who Jay Z's other mother was.
According to the blogs, Jay Z's mother is booed up with a sexy Latina named Dania Diaz. And just to make sure her kitty cat never strays, Ms. Carter, who runs Jay Z's Shawn Carter Foundation, gave the former NY school teacher a lofty position as Executor of the foundation's scholarship fund.
Jay Z angrily countered allegations that he looked the other way when Barneys NY was accused of racially profiling young black shoppers. He claims 25% of sales of his collaboration with Barneys goes straight to his foundation
or straight into his mother's coffers.
Another gossip blogs is making disturbing allegations that Gloria Carter and her lover may be diverting funds into pro-gay/LGBT causes in the NY area.
"We've learned the numbers haven't been adding up for sometime now, over at Jay's Miami-based Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation," writes HSK blog, who cited another source who claims only a fraction of the monies donated to Jay Z's foundation actually goes to scholarships for inner city youths.
"Tax returns from 2011 show the foundation had revenues of about $802,000, assets of nearly $630,000 … yet had given out roughly $100,750 in scholarships."
Rap mogul Chris “Ludacris” Bridges surprised 150 kids at the Thomasville Center of Hope Recreational Center with warm coats, toys, games and arts and crafts yesterday. Thomasville Center of Hope is part of Mayor Kasim Reed's initiative to provide children with academics, sports and character-building programs.
“Every child is receiving a toy and coat," said Luda's mom Roberta Shields, President of the Ludacris Foundation. "While it's wonderful to see smiles when they receive the toys, as a parent I am most grateful that through the Ludacris Foundation’s LudaCares Warm Coat [program], we are helping parents keep kids warm this winter."
Some of you old heads may remember Waka Flocka's mom, Debra Antney (not pictured), organized this event for the Ludacris Foundation for years. Target and DTP donated cash and items for the event this year.
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Miami Dolphins star running back Reggie Bush is a lucky man. His pregnant girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan, is not a known groupie, which means her sex tapes will not be leaked to the blogs. Reggie and Lilit hosted the “Fins and Kids” Publix Shopping Spree in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida yesterday.
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