May 17, 2022

On Wednesday, Bill Kahan Kapri, famously known as Kodak Black, 23, entered into a plea deal for a case where he allegedly assaulted a teenage girl in Florida in 2016. The American rapper attended a sentencing hearing at Florence County Clerk of Court, where he pleaded guilty to a lesser sentence of first-degree assault and battery. Black was arrested in November of 2016, as the court records show, and he posted a $100,000 bond on December 1, 2016, for his release.

According to the court records, the charge of first-degree sexual misconduct was the felony filed against the rapper. Under the plea deal, he will be under 18 months probation. Without the plea deal, the rapper will be facing ten years in jail. As a part of the plea agreement that the victim subsequently agreed to, Black will be taking accountability for the harm he caused, and he should issue an apology to the victim.

Ed Clements, the 12th Circuit Solicitor, mentioned that the rapper spoke to the victim who appeared on video, “I apologize to Miss [Jane Doe] and am hopeful we can all move forward. I wish her the best in her life.”

The rapper’s attorneys Beattie Ashmore and Clements did not immediately respond to the media’s request for comment. Billboard reported that the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl happened in a hotel room in Florence County after the rapper’s club performance. In April 2019, Black also faced more time in federal prison after being arrested for weapon and drug possession. He was supposed to be jailed for 46 months until former President Donald Trump granted him clemency in January of 2021.

“I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love,” Black tweeted on January 21. “It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing.” Kodak Black wrote on his Twitter. He gained recognition in 2014 when his single “No Flockin” was released.