[UPDATE: August 17, 2016] Kodak Black will not be freed from jail after authorities found two more warrants when the Florida rapper was being processed for release, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
One of the warrants was a “no-bond hold,” which means he has to stay behind bars. The warrants were from St. Lucie County, Florida and Florence, South Carolina.
The rapper was supposed to be released yesterday or today after a judge accepted his no contest plea to multiple charges. He was sentenced to a year of house arrest followed by five years probation.
(This article was first published August 16, 2016 and is as follows.)
Kodak Black is to be released from jail today or tomorrow, according to reports from the Sun-Sentinel.
Judge Lisa Porter agreed to the Florida rapper’s plea of no contest to multiple charges, including robbery and possession of a firearm by a delinquent.
Kodak Black, born Dieuson Octave, received a sentence of one year of house arrest followed by five years probation. He was not adjudicated, which means he will not be a convicted felon and will be allowed to tour internationally.
The 19-year-old was arrested in May on multiple charges from various warrants. Many called for his freedom and a clothing company even made #FreeKodak T-shirts to help his legal case.
He was also arrested in April after leading police on a car chase. The officers approached his car after reportedly witnessing him purchase marijuana. After the chase, he was booked on weapons and marijuana charges. He was freed on bail of more than $5,000.
Kodak Black, who is one of HipHopDX’s “Top Artists To Watch For In 2016,” released his Lil B.I.G. Pac mixtape in June on his birthday and was featured on DJ Khaled’s Major Key album. He is reportedly working on a solo LP due out this winter.