Kodak Black was shot outside of a West Hollywood afterparty hosted by Justin Bieber on February 11. The Bill Israel artist was standing near The Nice Guy Italian restaurant talking to fellow rapper Gunna when shots rang out and he was hit in the leg.
On Saturday (February 19), Kodak shared a video clip to his Instagram Stories showing off his injuries, while sitting next to his shirtless friend who was apparently also injured.
“Whatever, n-gga take his licks,” he says while counting stacks of cash. “At the end of the day, n-gga ain’t hidin’.” He then points the camera toward his leg, which is bandaged up and settled in a brace.
Kodak Black was taken to a local hospital following the shooting in stable condition. Although it wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the fight, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said the victims were shot when they emerged from West Hollywood restaurant.
Kodak Black & Gunna was vibing before Kodak got in a brawl & then shots were fired ? pic.twitter.com/hTCJt2yIzs
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) February 12, 2022
Yak’s attorney Bradford Cohen told NBC News the shooting started with an “unprovoked attack” on someone Kodak was hanging around with at the time. When Kodak and security came to their aid, “several shots were fired at them by an unidentified assailant.”
Cohen added, “Kodak was struck in the leg. It was not life-threatening, he will make a full recovery, and he is in stable condition.”
Kodak Black is currently on probation stemming from his 2019 weapons case. As one of Donald Trump’s final acts in the Oval Office, he commuted Kodak’s sentence after he was caught falsifying information on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami gun shop on two separate occasions.
In a video shared on January 21, Kodak Black celebrated being out of jail for over a year for the first time in his adult life — and he presumably hopes to keep it that way.
“Since I was 14 … I wasn’t never able to catch a whole year out on the streets,” he said. “To stay out celebrating a year of freedom, caught that bitch. Instead of being in and out of juvie, detention center program, gotdamn county jail, prison, shit like that … I see everybody doing the 10-year challenge so this is a big accomplishment for me.”