Kodak Black is coming home!
Rising Florida rap star Kodak Black made an appearance in Fort Lauderdale court earlier today following an arrest back in May, which resulted in charges of false imprisonment, robbery without a weapon, operating a vehicle without a viable license, and possession of marijuana.
Brett Clarkson, a journalist for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, reports Kodak Black’s legal team entered a no contest plea to all charges. Michael Kushner, executive vice president of legal at Atlantic Records, was also in court to testify on behalf of Kodak, saying, “He’s only at the very beginning of a very promising career. It is our hope that the court will agree that he be given the opportunity to turn his life around.”
Judge Lisa Porter accepted that plea, telling the 19-year-old musician, “I will give you an opportunity, Mr. Octave, to prove yourself here, and be a productive member of society. What happens from here on out is up to you.”
Kodak Black will serve house arrest for an unspecified amount of time, as well as perform community service, take anger management classes, and have community control supervision. The judge thankfully withheld adjudication, allowing Kodak to tour internationally.
Fans can expect him to be released later today or early tomorrow.
UPDATE: Karen Civil reports Kodak’s house arrest will last for six months and will be followed by five years probation.
UPDATE #2: Not so fast. It’s now being reported that Kodak Black isn’t a free man after all. A representative from the Broward Sherrif’s Office stated that during the process of releasing Kodak Black, they found out the rapper had two outstanding arrest warrants. “One of them is a no-bond hold,” and “At this point he’s still going to be in jail. He’s not going to be released.” said Joy Oglesby.