Kodak Black is praying for more than just his release from prison … because he says he can’t get access to a rabbi to practice his Jewish faith behind bars.
Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells TMZ he’s ramping up to file a lawsuit if his client doesn’t get what he says he’s been requesting for months … a consultation with his own personal rabbi — or any rabbi, really, at this point.
Of course, the other headline here is … Kodak Black’s Jewish??? We’re with ya, and Cohen explained the rapper identifies with the faith — even though he has yet to convert. He claims the feds have gone radio silent on his efforts to connect with his go-to rabbi.
If nothing changes, Cohen says they’ll be suing for a violation of Kodak’s First Amendment right to practice his religion.
He admits the chaplain at Kodak’s facility in KY recently emailed to say face-to-face spiritual meetups were being temporarily axed due to COVID. However, Cohen says the chaplain also told him phone calls with the rabbi shouldn’t be an issue.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why Kodak’s so adamant about getting access to any rabbi and a Torah, we’re told he thinks it will help his mental state. Kodak believes God has a plan for him, and wants to talk it out with a pro.
The Bureau of Prisons declined to comment on Kodak’s specific sitch, but assured us it goes to great lengths to accommodate inmates’ religious needs.