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Rapper Kodak Black pays rent of 28 West Palm Beach families facing eviction

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Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(WEST PALM BEACH, FLA) — Kodak Black, rapper and South Florida native, payed the rent of 28 West Palm Beach families that faced eviction and residing in the Merry Place Apartments, according to reports.

“When people get up and go to work daily, they should be able to come home and relax without worrying if they would have a roof over their head the next month. But unfortunately, we live in a society where people can barely get a raise at work, but can be told that their rent has increased by over $1,000 without any real warning. That’s just not right,” the rapper said in a statement. “I am truly blessed, and I have always had the mindset that my purpose is to bless others. So as long as I can, I will continue to bless others and give back to my community.”

The rent of the 28 families will be covered for the remainder of the year, according to Francky Pierre-Paul, founder of the nonprofit ‘A Different Shade of Love.’

“Through this act of kindness, these families’ rents will be paid off in full for the remainder of the year,” Pierre-Paul said in a post to Instagram, “Covering all previous late fees and the months of October, November, and December, allowing them the opportunity to celebrate the holidays without worrying about how they will be able to keep a roof over their heads.

Kodak Black has been focused on carrying out good deeds after carrying a history of legal woes and arrests, ranging from kidnapping, battery, weapons possession and drug possession.

The rapper received a proclamation in 2021 in recognition of his philanthropic ventures from then Broward County Mayor Dale Holness.