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Kodak Black probably shouldn't have used a helicopter when paying tribute to the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant.

The rapper angered Kobe's fans when he celebrated his 24th birthday on Instagram by sharing photos of a helicopter wrapped in the Lakers team colors.

His brand new Tesla Model X car is also customized with the team's yellow and purple.

In the caption, Kodak Black wrote: "I'm Ouchea 24 a Day I'm Like KOBE #KtB @kobebryant... #HappyBirthdayKodak Out Now."

Kobe's fans let Kodak know that the helicopter tribute was inappropriate in the comments section. One fan wrote: "The helicopter not sitting right w me."

Another wrote: "The man and his daughter died in one."

And a third user wrote: "I think the helicopter was a little to much."

But some of Kodak's followers defending his tribute.

Instagram user @maximusbuckets wrote: "He honoring him if anything."

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Kobe and his daughter, Gianna, 13, died tragically in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, California in January 2020.

Kodak also angered his fans last week when he said he wants President Donald Trump back in the White House.

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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.

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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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Hide your wives and daughters! Rapper Kodak Black avoided a prison sentence after he plead guilty to raping an underage girl.

A judge handed down a 10-year suspended sentence and 18 months of probation after he plead guilty to assault and battery charges.

The "Zeze" rap star originally faced a felony count for first-degree criminal sexual conduct relating to an incident in a South Carolina hotel with a teenage girl back in 2016.

Kodak was accused of pushing the minor child into a wall and onto a bed, before biting her breast and neck.

Kodak denied the allegations at the time, but he has since acknowledged his rapey behavior, after spending 2 years in prison on unrelated charges.

During his court hearing, Kodak confessed to biting the female, and issued an apology.

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In exchange, he was handed a 10-year suspended sentence and placed on 18 months of supervised state release, allowing him to victimize other gullible females.

Thanks to his high-power attorney, Kodak won't have to wear an ankle bracelet, but he must keep his appointments with a probation officer. He is also prohibited from drinking or doing drugs, and he cannot possess any guns, according to TMZ.

The deal is good news for the Florida-based rapper, who was handed a get-out-of-prison card when his weapons charges were commuted by former U.S. President Donald Trump in January.

Kodak has since dedicated himself to giving back to the community while he works to get his rap career back on track.

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Kodak Black wasted no time knocking up his fiancee, Mellow Rackz, following his release from prison.

The ex-con, who was pardoned by former President Donald Trump in January, announced his surprise engagement on Instagram last month.

On Thursday, the troubled rapper announced baby names on social media, leading fans to believe he is an expectant father.

In a video, Black says his baby mama (Rackz) doesn't agree with the baby names he chose. In the background, Rackz is heard saying the baby names are ugly.

Kodak says, "she don't like the name for prince…" to which responds, "Prince no."

19-year-old Rackz previously bragged on Instagram that she is a self-made millionaire.

Although she is reportedly a rapper, there are no YouTube videos of Rackz's music, nor does she have any singles on Spotify or any other streaming service.

If the baby rumor is true, Rackz is financially set for the next 18 years -- as long as Black stays out of prison so he can support his family.
 

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Sorry, ladies. Kodak Black has been taken off the market by a fellow "rapper" named Mellow Rackz.

The ex-con, who was recently released from prison, announced his surprise engagement on Instagram.

According to a social media post, Kodak arranged for a plane to fly by her home with the message "Might as well marry me Melody. I love u" on the back.

A video shared by Rackz on social media showed the plane, Kodak holding a box containing a giant diamond ring, and then Mellow wearing the ring as she hugged her husband-to-be.

The 19-year-old also confirmed she was engaged by sharing a picture of herself and Black, government name Bill Kapri, swapping spit on Instagram. She captioned the image: "Mrs. Kapri. I said yes."

Although she is reportedly a rapper, there are no YouTube videos of her music, nor does she have any singles on Spotify or any other streaming service.

Her Instagram account is stocked with photos of her showing off jewelry and handbags with no source of steady income.

In one typo-filled post, she wrote: "Before you speak on me that I'm self-made been touched ms and I purchased all my jewellery and I purchased all jewellery, 230k on the patek, 80k on my AP, 100k on my neck [sic]."

She continued: "I own three cars, I'm 19 years old. I don't need nobody for s**t. You got a problem, talk to god abut it."

The engagement news comes as a shock to fans. Just last week he was wooing rapper JT of City Girlz.

He allegedly bought JT an $80,000 Patek wristwatch and a room full of handbags and roses on Valentine's Day.
 

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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."

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Kodak Black was released from a federal prison in Illinois after being pardoned by former President Donald Trump on his last day in office.

Black tweeted his thanks to Trump on Wednesday: "I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. 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."

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But according to reports, prosecutors in South Carolina are preparing to pursue the rapper on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Ed Clements, the 12th Circuit Solicitor in Florence County, tells TMZ that he filed a retainer against the rapper and plans to "aggressively" pursue Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri.

Trump commuted Black's 46-month sentence for making a false statement on a federal document to purchase a gun in Florida. Convicted felons can't purchase firearms, and pardons for a federal crime have no impact on state cases.

Prosecutors in S.C. claim Black forced himself on an 18-year-old girl in a hotel room after a Feb. 2016 concert, allegedly raping her and biting her neck and right breast, according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Black's attorney in S.C., Beattie Ashmore, tells TMZ, "Aggressively prosecute? It's been four years. That speaks volumes. Kodak was on bond and on tour for two years before his federal case even began. Ed's a very fine and experienced prosecutor and I look forward to once again speaking with him about this case. It's been awhile."

Black faces up to 30 years in state prison, if convicted.

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Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were granted pardons by President Donald Trump on his last day in office.

Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, received a full pardon on the federal weapons charge he pled guilty to in December.

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.

"President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African-American community," Bradford Cohen, attorney for both rappers, told Rolling Stone in a statement. "These pardons are a perfect example of this administration following up on its reforms and commitments."

The pardons were granted on Tuesday night - Trump's final full day in the White House before Joe Biden takes over as POTUS.

Among Trump's list of 143 pardons and commutations is Death Row Records co-founder Michael "Harry-O" Harris who served 32 years in prison for attempted murder and drug trafficking charges.

"That's great work for the president and his team on the way out," said rapper Snoop Dogg who quietly worked with the Trump administration for Harris' release. "They did some great work while they was in there, and they did some great work on their way out. Let them know that I love what they did."

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Trump also commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick will walk out of prison a free man after serving nearly 8 years of his 28-year sentence for bribery, racketeering, extortion and fraud charges.

Kilpatrick, 50, cannot hold public office for 20 years after his conviction.

"Tiger King" star Joe Exotic will not be released from prison where he is currently serving a 22-year sentence for masterminding a murder-for-hire plot against rival Carole Baskin.

Exotic was so confident he'd be granted a pardon that he booked a limousine to wait on standby outside the prison walls if his pardon was granted.

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President Donald Trump may grant 100 pardons and commutations before his term as 45th president of the United States officially ends at 12:01 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Rappers Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter Jr., and Kodak Black, real name Dieuson Octave, may be on Trump's list of 100 pardons that are set to be announced today, Jan. 19.

A source told Fox News that the announcement will likely come Tuesday afternoon, but there is a slight chance the Trump administration will wait until Wednesday morning to make the announcement.

In December 2020, Lil Wayne, 38, pleaded guilty to gun possession by a convicted felon and drug charges stemming from an arrest at a Florida airport in January 2020.

Former "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic is so confident that Trump will favor him with a pardon, that a limousine is waiting outside the prison walls to pick him up on Tuesday.

The 57-year-old former zoo owner and animal trainer is serving a 22-year sentence for animal cruelty and for plotting to kill his rival Carole Baskin.

Trump, 74, may also pardon his close friend and former advisor Steve Bannon, 66, who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Despite an aggressive campaign by WikiLeaks and Trump supporters asking Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the president is not expected to pardon him.

It also isn't clear if rapper Kodak Black, 23, is on Trump's list of pardons, although a source previously said Trump was considering him for one.

The troubled rapper was sentenced to serve more than three years in prison on weapons charges in 2019.

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President Donald Trump has 12 days left in office before he departs Washington, DC for good.

It is customary for outgoing presidents to issue pardons for friends, non-violent inmates and VIPs who are convicted but awaiting sentencing.

According to Bloomberg.com, Trump is considering pardoning rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black before he leaves office.

Rapper Lil Yachty and Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson have pleaded with Trump to pardon Kodak Black, 23, who is serving 46 months in prison on firearms charges.

Lil Wayne, who pleaded guilty to firearm possession in December, is awaiting sentencing later this month. He faces 10+ years in prison if Trump doesn't come through with a presidential pardon.

Wayne was detained at a Miami airport in December 2019, after agents found a loaded gun, cocaine and opioids in a Coach bag on Weezy's private jet.

Wayne shocked his fans by announcing he was endorsing Trump in the November 2020 election. The rapper paid the price for his political affiliation: in addition to losing followers and friends, Weezy lost his girlfriend, Denise Bidot.

Trump will announce his list of pardons on January 2019, after clearing his things out of the White House.

Trump's first round of 26 pardons in December included his friends Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner.

In addition to Kodak and Weezy, Trump may issue a pardon for himself -- just in case he faces charges after he leaves office. A sitting president can't be arrested or charged with a federal offense.