It looks like Kodak Black is trying to do some good. TMZ reports that the rapper is helping out 14-year-old Paige Cook, who’s launched a campaign to donate 7,600 notebooks and 60,000 pencils to students in the Cleburne Independent School District in Texas. A majority of the district’s students come from low-income communities.
Cook started her cause last year, when she was able to collect 40,000 pencils for the students. However, she needed some help when she increased her goal.
Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen told TMZ that the rapper picked up Cook’s tab for the notebooks, which amounted to $12,500. Kodak isn’t a stranger to philanthropy: last October, he donated $10,000 to a children’s center in Florida.
The gesture comes as Kodak's legal issues pile up. In late April, the FBI raided his tour buses while he was performing in Washington D.C. during his Dying to Live Tour. Police allegedly found weapons on one of the buses and a few people from Kodak's entourage were detained. However, criminal charges were later dropped for the five men who were arrested.
Prior to that, during his tour, Kodak was arrested on gun-related charges at the Canada-U.S. border and was subsequently released after posting a $20,000 cash bond.
Kodak's rape trial, in which he's accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, has reportedly been postponed from its April date. Kodak is facing up to 30 years in prison if he's convicted.