Ray J Introduces Kodak Black to Donald Trump
Ray J appears to have brought Kodak Black and Donald Trump together.
Ray brought the rapper to a dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, so both of them could get to know each other. Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik and Rudy Giuliani also attended the dinner.
“It was the right thing to do,” Ray told the outlet. “Trump pardoned him.”
Ray and Kodak connected when Kodak released the song "I Wish" in February, which interpolated Ray's 2005 track "One Wish."
“Ray has always been someone who enjoys connecting talented minds together,” Ray’s manager, David Weintraub said, “and this is just another example of his goodwill.”
Ray and Trump first met earlier this year to discuss ways to assist entrepreneurs and young business professionals, and to discuss political issues that matter to Ray. “I’ve always admired and respected his business acumen,” Ray told Page Six back in January. “Our conversation was about job creation, encouraging small business development, and how Information Technology plays an important role in the future of our economy.”
While Kodak was serving a 46-month sentence for falsifying federal forms to buy firearms, Trump granted him a commutation in January 2021. Kodak has been a vocal supporter of Trump since then, telling the Full Send Podcast earlier this month, "Getting rid of Trump was the worst thing America could've done." He also said he is "forever indebted" to the former president.