Despite spending his Thanksgiving in rehab, rapper Kodak Black spent over $15,000 on turkeys to donate to underserved residents of South Florida. After failing a drug test, the Pompano Beach native was sent to a 90-day residential treatment program outside of Florida, where doctors believed a different atmosphere would be crucial for his recovery.

Kodak was in the midst of serving a 46-month sentence for lying on his application to purchase a gun when he got the failed drug test. Like Corn, 2020’s US Thanksgiving Turkey, Kodak was pardoned by the former President Donald Trump earlier in 2021, along with fellow rapper Lil Wayne, who also faced gun charges.

The rapper has faced numerous legal charges in the past, most notably in 2016 when he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old minor in a Comfort Inn. As a result, Kodak was sentenced to probation for 18 months and agreed to take part in indefinite counseling sessions. It was later revealed that Kodak burped so many times during his anger management group therapy, he was asked to leave and received threats of the authorities being called on him.

Despite his remarkably dodgy history of delinquency and legal affairs. Kodak made an effort to brighten the holidays of disadvantaged South Florida residents located in Delray Beach, North Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Sunland, Little Haiti in Miami, Sistrunk, and Golden Acres in his hometown of Pompano Beach. Kodak did not personally deliver the 5,000 turkeys himself but he asserted that he wanted to focus on his rehabilitation efforts so that he can continue serving underprivileged communities in the future. 

In a video published by TMZ, South Floridians can be seen awaiting Thanksgiving provisions being distributed by volunteers from a U-Haul truck over the weekend. The video features Kodak’s song “Feelin’ Peachy” playing in the background which contains subject matter on the high-end squid dish, calamari as well as weapons in the Carbon-15 family. The rapper didn’t skimp on the size of his donations, with some turkeys appearing so large that women are shown kneeling over in an attempt to carry them.

According to Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, his volunteer team reportedly made seven stops in three days to make sure Florida residents had food on their Thanksgiving table. In addition to turkey, soda and other savory goods were distributed to crowds of hundreds that waited in lines near the U-Hauls.

This was not Kodak’s singular instance of kindness in 2021, as he previously donated gifts and money to survivors of breast cancer as a part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Also, he donated $20,000 to the two-year-old daughter of a police officer that passed away from Covid-19 in September. 

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