Kodak Black In Concert - Los Angeles, CA

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Kodak Black stays embroiled in some controversy but his latest move comes straight from the heart.

Despite being behind bars, the Florida born rapper is helping make sure kids in his home state are able to experience a gift-filled Christmas. According to TMZ, Kodak was allowed to help at least 70 children from the Paradise Day Care Center in his hometown of Broward County. The gifts are set to be dished out to 70 families in need, with “bikes, dolls and a ton of other stuff” being offered up by the imprisoned rapper.

Bradford Cohen, Kodak’s legal representative, says the rapper is going above and beyond for one specific family who he learned about through the LightHouse For the Blind org in Florida. That family, in particular, will be donated “braille gifts, voice-activated games, iPads, and bedding … plus mattresses.”

According to TMZ, altogether Kodak has spent around $8,000 this holiday season.

Kodak is currently serving a 3-year sentence on weapons charges.

“I think it’s time for us to give some tough love in this case,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Brown he was being sentenced. “I just don’t see how and when he’s taken these things seriously.”

The 22-year-old hasn’t been able to stay out of trouble for the last few years. According to the NY Times, just this past April, Kodak was arrested by U.S. Customs agents when attempting to re-enter the United States from Canada with two other people, drugs, and weapons. Kodak was driving a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California tags when it was discovered that there was a pistol and weed in the vehicle. A Porsche following closely behind was found to have two loaded guns and more weed.

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