Kodak Black sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to assaulting a teen – Fox News
Rapper Kodak Black was handed a probation sentence on Wednesday after being charged with assaulting a teenage girl in a South Carolina hotel room.
Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, faces a 10-year suspended prison sentence. He won’t have to go to prison on the charge as long as he completes 18 months of probation, TMZ reported.
The charge against the “Roll in Peace” performer was originally rape. However, he accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to first-degree assault instead.
The victim in the case watched the plea online, and Black spoke to her. “I apologize this happened, and I’m hopeful we can all move forward,” he said.
Later on his Twitter feed, though, Black posted that the victim just wanted to get the case over with, and “I ain’t have to come off no money.”
He seemingly questioned the legitimacy of the victim’s claims in follow-up tweets.
“My heart goes out to all the girls out here getting raped and sh– FORREAL, But I Ain’t Did That Sh–,” he wrote. “#ImTooGangsta #TooFlyFaThat.”
The assault happened in 2016 when Black was in Florence, South Carolina, for a performance. The girl said the rapper attacked her at a hotel room after the show, biting her on the neck and breast and continuing even after she told him to stop, authorities said.
The girl reported the attack to a school nurse who called police, investigators said.
Black had a three-year federal prison sentence for falsifying documents used to buy weapons at a Miami gun store commuted by President Trump on his last day in office. He had served about half his sentence.
Black’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, was once a contestant on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show. The pardon notes that Kodak Black paid for schoolchildren’s notebooks, supplies to daycare centers and food for the hungry, and donated $50,000 for restaurants in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Black has sold over 30 million singles since 2014, and has had several multiplatinum and platinum-certified singles, including “Zeze,” “No Flockin’” and “Roll in Peace.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.