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Rapper Kodak Black trended on Tuesday after saying he wants Donald Trump back in the White House while sending a birthday shout out to the former U.S. president.
Kodak Black was granted clemency by Trump on his last day in office in January. After his sentence was commuted, Kodak thanked Trump and promised to turn his life around.
Trump turned 75 on Monday, June 14, and Kodak was among his supporters wishing him a happy birthday.
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Kodak recorded a video in which he wore a MAGA cap that appears to be signed by Trump.
"I would like to see Trump back in office in '24," he said, before sending all his love and support to the billionaire developer.
The rapper also chastised youngn's on the Internet who disapprove of his loyalty: "That just shows that you ain't a good person. You ain't loyal," he said.
Kodak, whose government name is Bill Kapri, received a commutation of his 46-month sentence for falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms in Florida in 2019.
Kodak Black made headlines when he swore he would donate $1 million to charity if Trump set him free 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.
However, Kodak deleted the tweet as soon as he got out.
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The Kansas City Chiefs rallied late in the 4th quarter to win Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami on Sunday. But the biggest story to emerge from the Super Bowl was non-sports related.
President Donald Trump is facing backlash over his 30-second Super Bowl commercial featuring Alice Marie Johnson, the grandmother who served 21 years of a life sentence for cocaine possession.
Johnson, 64, was given a life sentence for a non-violent offense, thanks to former President Bill Clinton's three strikes law.
Johnson is now an advocate and paid speaker touting Trump's criminal justice reform around the country.
In the Super Bowl ad, Johnson enthusiastically thanked Trump for giving her a new lease on life after she was released from prison.
Social media is furious that Trump took the credit for Kim Kardashian's work advocating for Johnson's release.
They argue that West and her team of lawyers did most of the heavy lifting to secure Johnson's freedom, while Trump only lifted his pen to grant clemency after Kardashian pleaded her case in the Oval Office in 2018.
Former Rep. Bakari Sellers was among Trump's vocal critics on Sunday, tweeting, "That ad was offensive AF," he tweeted before adding, "The "I freed a Negro" ad."
But a Trump supporter wrote, "So, what else is new? President Trump gets criticisms and backlash no matter what he does."
Another wrote: " Of course Democrats and Progressives are offended...This President did something when their President (Obama) did nothing."
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