Kodak Black Secures 1,000 Turkeys for Florida Families' Thanksgiving Dinners
| LAST UPDATE 11/12/2020
Even from behind bars, Kodak Black is making sure families living in his Pompano Beach, FL, hometown won't go hungry come Thanksgiving.
Kodak's attorney Bradford Cohen told TMZ that his selfless client spent $15,000 to buy more than 1,000 frozen turkeys packaged with bags of chips and pretzels and bottles of soda.
Hundreds of families reportedly pulled up to a local community center and had the food placed in their trunks while Kodak's music played in the background. Looking ahead, Kodak is planning on partnering with another community leader to coordinate additional philanthropic efforts.
On Wednesday, the same day as the turkey drive, the 23-year-old rapper also surprised fans with his third official album 'Bill Israel' featuring Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, Tory Lanez and his Sniper Gang signee Jackboy.
The title of the album is a play on Kodak's legal first name Bill – he legally changed his name from Dieuson Octave to Bill K. Kapri in May 2018 in order to spur a "fresh start" – and his Hebrew Israelite faith. He announced his transition to being an Israelite, specifically from the tribe of Levi, via a series of since-deleted IG posts circa June 2017.
According to Forward, a prison ministry leader known as Priest Kahan was the one who introduced Kodak to the religion and its scripture. "I just tried to enlighten him," he said. "This is new to him."
If you want to send something to Kodak for the holidays, he recently gave his 9 million IG followers the details on his new prison mailing address in Illinois: Bill Kapri 18149-104, USP Thompson, U.S. Penitentiary, PO BOX 1002, Thomson, IL 61285.