Kodak Black sentenced to more than three years in prison

The rapper has pleaded guilty to weapon charges.

Kodak Black—real name Bill K Kapri—will serve three years and ten months in prison after pleading guilty to weapon charges.

According to the Miami Herald, the rapper admitted to falsifying information on a background form to purchase firearms at a Florida weapons store on two separate occasions this year. The rapper could’ve faced a maximum sentence of ten years in prison. However, at his court hearing on Wednesday, US district judge Federico Moreno sentenced Kodak to 46 months behind bars, followed by three years of supervised release.

“After the court was apprised of all the facts and circumstances of this case and the good charitable work that Bill has done over the years, the court rejected the government’s request of 96 months and sentenced Bill to 46 months,” Kodak’s lawyer Bradford Cohen told BBC.

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In an Instagram post following the verdict, the rapper told his fans to “hold it down while I’m on lock.”

Black was arrested in May right before he was scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud festival in Miami. He has since been in custody at a federal detention center, according to CNN.

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