Kodak Black has new jewelry, new hair and a new look after being recently released from prison. The “ZEZE” rapper received a last-minute pardon from Donald Trump last month, commuting his 46-month prison sentence. On Jan. 23, he dropped his single “Last Day In” to celebrate his freedom.
On Instagram, DJ Akademiks shared videos of Kodak’s new appearance. According to the posts, the rapper has acquired several dazzling jewelry pieces since his release and has gotten new tattoo inked on his forehead. Fans also noticed Kodak’s longer hair and weight loss in the new clips.
Kodak served over a year in prison for falsifying information on federal forms to purchase guns. The Florida native was moved to several different facilities during his sentence after alleging abuse and mistreatment from guards.
“Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader. This commutation is supported by numerous religious leaders, including Pastor Darrell Scott and Rabbi Schneur Kaplan,” a press release from the White House about his pardon read.
“Before his conviction and after reaching a success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts. In fact, he had committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged.”
After being pardoned by Trump, Kodak thanked the former president on Twitter.
“I Want To Thank The President [Donald Trump] For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence,” he wrote. “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.”
Prior to his release, Kodak pledged to donate $1 million to charity if Trump pardoned him. According to his lawyer, in the short time that he’s been out, the rapper has pledged $100,000 to set up a scholarship fund and donated $50,000 to a small business fund.
See posts of Kodak’s new post-prison look below.