Update: Kodak Black has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of 20 grams or less of weed and a misdemeanor for carrying drug paraphernalia. According to the Sun Sentinel, the “Skrilla” rapper’s driver’s license has also been suspended. His release date will be November 30th and the time he’s already spent in jail will count towards his sentencing.
Though Kodak will be free after Thanksgiving, there’s no word just yet on if the 19-year old will be extradited to South Carolina to contest his sexual battery charges.
Remember those two warrants that were found as Kodak was supposed to be released? Well according to the Sun Sentinel, one was for misdemeanor weed charges and the other was for sexual battery of a woman in South Carolina. In the statement from Nun the charges assault happened “on or about February 7, 2016” in a hotel.
BREAKING: #KodakBlack is accused of sexual battery on victim at a hotel in Florence, S.C., in Feb., says the Florence Co. Sheriff’s Office.
— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) August 23, 2016
If charged Kodak could face up to 30 years in prison. We will update with more details as the come.
Update: It seems like Kodak Black will not be coming home anytime soon. According to the Sun Sentinel, the rapper had two other active warrants out for him— one of them being a “No bond hold.” “At this point he’s still going to be in jail. He’s not going to be released,” said Joy Oglesby.
— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) August 17, 2016
It’s been a long couple of months, but it looks like Florida’s own Kodak Black is finally coming home, according to XXL.
Project Baby was arrested back in May on multiple counts, including false imprisonment, unarmed robbery, and marijuana possession, and reporter Brett Clarkson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel says that Kodak’s legal team pleaded no contest on those charges. The judge accepted the plea and granted Kodak his freedom, albeit on house arrest and with mandatory community service and anger management classes. Atlantic Records’ executive vice president of legal Michael Kushner spoke on his behalf as well: “He’s only at the very beginning of a very promising career […] It is out hope that the court will agree that he be given the opportunity to turn his life around.”
Kodak was entering a career high right before his most recent arrest. He was included in this year’s XXL Freshman Class and released the critically acclaimed Lil B.I.G. Pac project back in June. Even given the Gucci Mane treatment, Kodak will be able to tour internationally whenever he’s released from prison, which could be sometime in the next couple of days. We’ll keep you updated with the latest. Check out our list of essential Kodak Black tracks here.