Sometimes giving others as much as they want is the least he can do.
Rapper Kodak Black is going out of his way to make sure those in need in South Florida have enough to eat this Thanksgiving.
After he finished serving his 200-day jail sentence last month, Kodak Black’s fans have come out to support him. One such fan is Joe Faust, who decided to help the rapper in his bid to become clean.
So Faust found some turkeys at a farmers market in Parkland, Florida, about 75 miles north of where Kodak Black lives, and brought them to the rapper.
The 23-year-old rapper, who’s been nicknamed Kodak by his fans for the Kodak camera company, bought a thousand of the turkeys and gave his 1,000th away at a church in Miami on Monday, Kool A.D. said.
“He buys the turkeys and sells them to his fans and can then give away the turkeys that he still needs,” said Faust, whose Facebook page has hundreds of thousands of fans. “I saw him there. He was selling the turkeys and then let me buy the 100th.”
The rapper’s supporters have been urging Kodak Black to complete his planned stay in a rehabilitation center. He’s served about 155 days of his sentence at Broward County Jail. His original sentence was five years in jail after being convicted of sexual battery in a home invasion robbery.
Faust, who says he calls himself a professional daytrader and nighttrader and has his own consulting business, managed to chat with Kodak Black a few times at a once that he’d been to the church, where the rapper asked to buy the turkeys, Faust said.
“He talked a little bit and he was all good, you know. He was saying how excited he was to come out and see everybody. So that was good.”
Several hundred guests showed up at the church for the raffle and turkey giveaway, Faust said.
Kodak Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, was arrested in April after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl who had been drinking at a birthday party. After his arrest he was described as the most violent rapper in the country.
With a net worth estimated to be around $400,000, Forbes ranked him among the “Next Big Things” when he released his debut album Painting Pictures in 2016.
He has since been released on bond, although the paperwork wasn’t completed to let him go.
In June he was sentenced to 300 days in jail after pleading guilty to unlicensed handgun possession.