Back in 2018, Kodak Black turned heads when he told the Florida Gators football team that he was hoping to attend college. Some people thought he was kidding, but Yak is following through on his dream in a major way.
Earlier that year, Kodak gave fans a sense of his academic ambition by earning his GED in prison. "I just received my high school diploma today and although it is a big accomplishment for me I am yearning for more," he wrote on Instagram at the time.
On his latest album 'Back For Everything,' he hinted at finally being accepted into a college with these lyrics: "I got my education in prison, but I can't go to college / I run with all the older boys, but I don't pay no homage."
During a recent Twitter live stream, the 24-year-old shared that not only is he going to school somewhere in Arizona but that he deleted his IG to focus on his studies. "That's why I ain't been on Instagram and s**t," he said. "I'm in college!" (He's now using the app again.)
One fan commented, "Man Kodak black deleting [his] IG for college is good. He's really trying to get his life straight I respect it."
Yak explained in a November 2021 clip, "What street n****s y'all know who made millions of dollars, go back to college? I mean, I ain't never been to college but I got my GED when I was in prison and s**t." It's unclear what Yak is studying but he's talked about being interested in filmmaking.
There are a handful of rappers who've earned their college degrees after blowing up. Megan Thee Stallion graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Texas Southern University in her home city of Houston late last year.
How is Meg planning to utilize her degree? She said near the beginning of 2020 that she hopes to open a few assisted living facilities in Houston. "I always knew I wanted to help people in some type of way," she said, discussing how she decided on her major.