Kodak Black is facing additional indictments today after the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office filed new gun charges against the incarcerated rapper.
Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, was arrested earlier this year in May at the Rolling Loud Festival. The troubled rapper who is no stranger to the inside was picked up for falsifying information produced on federal documents filed to obtain three firearms back in January. Kapri, who has already been banned from purchasing guns from a previous charge, reportedly used another individual’s social security and lied about his criminal history in order to obtain the pistols. It was later reported that one of the guns he purchased was believed to be fired in an attack on two homes in Broward County.
Attorneys for the troubled rapper argued that the guns were solely for self-defense as Kodak had been getting death threats from gangs. During his court trial, the judge reportedly told the rapper that “Young people do stupid things and I normally give them a break for that,” Judge Federico Moreno said. “The problem is that you have been doing stupid things since 15.” While Kodak was facing up to 10 years in prison, the judge only handed down 46 months.
On Friday, Miami-Dade Attorney’s charged Kodak with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This comes only a few days after Black’s news of his drastically reduced sentence. Now that he is facing more weapons charges, the “Finesse Kid” is looking at up to 30 years behind bars – ten times his current sentence. Legal documents cite the Florida rapper as a “habitual violent offender,” according to the Miami Herald.
Kodak is still in custody and shared a photo and message to his fans just this week. Captioning a smiling version of himself in his prison fit, the rapper asked fans to “hold it down” while he’s gone. Little did we know he could be gone for decades. We hope Kodak Black can soon be rid of these legal woes. It would be devastating to Kodak fans if the rapper really went away for 30 whole years.