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Kodak Black planned to start a scholarship for a Parkland shooting victim, lawyer claims

Terry Carter

 // May 17, 2019

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Kodak Black has made headlines for his recent string of arrests, however, his lawyer says the rapper has good intentions.

On Wednesday (May 15), Black's attorney, Bradford Cohen, told The Blast his client was planning to announce a scholarship fund at Rolling Loud music festival for Meadow Pollack, one of the students shot and killed in the Parkland, Florida high school shooting last year.

According to Cohen, Black gave Pollack's brother, Hunter, VIP tickets to the show and scheduled a meet and greet for him after learning his sister was a huge fan of his. The 21-year-old rapper wanted to use his earnings from the concert to launch a scholarship in Meadow's honor. However, as previously reported, Black (real name Bill K. Kapri) was apprehended on Saturday (May 11) before he could make it to the stage.

"Kodak was very disappointed that he couldn't make something he thought was going to be very special happen at Rolling Loud," Cohen told the outlet. "We spent weeks trying to coordinate the surprise in Meadow Pollack's memory. Kodak still intends to fund a scholarship in her memory," he added.

According to the site, Hunter was still able to enjoy the show. Meanwhile, Black was being charged with illegally purchasing firearms. Prosecutors claim the "ZEZE" rapper knowingly checked "no" on gun applications when asked if he was under indictment on two separate occasions. In October 2017, Black was, in fact, indicted on charges of first-degree criminal sexual assault charges.

The Florida native was reportedly able to purchase a gun in at least one of his visits to Lou's Police Distributors gun store in Hialeah, Fla. this year.

Black reportedly faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. On Wednesday (May 15), he pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released on $550,000 bond with mandatory house arrest. His $600,000 Florida home will be used as collateral for the Florida bond.

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