Kodak Black Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Prison
By Peyton Blakemore
November 13, 2019
Kodak Black will be spending the next three-plus years behind bars.
On Wednesday (November 13), the 22-year-old rapper was sentenced to 46 months in prison on federal weapons charges, The Miami Herald reports. The sentence is far less than the maximum 10-year sentence he was facing. The state reportedly asked for 46 to 57 months, while Kodak's lawyers urged for 37 to 44 months or less.
Back in August, the "Pimpin Ain't Eazy" rapper struck a plea deal, pleading guilty to two counts of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm. In the agreement, prosecutors promised to "push for a lighter sentence than the maximum because Kodak has been cooperative."
Kodak, who is also facing up to 30 years in prison for an on-going sexual assault case, has remained behind bars since being arrested at Rolling Loud Festival in May. At the time, Judge Federico Moreno ruled that the South Florida rapper was a "danger to the community" in Florida, revoking his previously set $500,000 bond after a grand jury found he made false statements to try and purchase firearms. "I’m very concerned with the type of guns he wanted to get a hold of ... and that he has a prior [criminal history]," Judge Moreno said per The Miami Herald.
As fans know, Kodak's sentencing comes weeks after he was involved in a prison fight that left one guard hospitalized at the Miami Federal Detention Center where he was being held. Miami's local ABC-affiliate reported that the fight began with two inmates. Kodak reportedly "got into the fight with another inmate and kicked the guard in the groin while he was attempting to break up the altercation. The injured guard was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery."
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