Kodak Black sentenced 3-years and 10 months in prison. More details inside…
Rapper Kodak Black will serve more than three years in prison on weapons charges.
The 22-year-old, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, pleaded guilty in August to making false written statements when trying to acquire firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer.
Kodak Black was reportedly sentenced to three years and eight months in federal prison on Wednesday, November 13. Kodak was facing a 10-year maximum sentence.
According to the Miami Herald, U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno sentenced the Pompano Beach native for lying about his criminal record while purchasing or attempting to purchase six pistols on two different occasions at Lou’s Police and Security Equipment in Hialeah.
When filling out a firearms transaction record form in January and March, the Broward County rapper said he was not “under indictment or information in any court for a felony or any other crime for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year,” according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office.
The Florida rapper was arrested in May at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival in Miami on state and federal weapons charges, right before he was to perform. Kapri has been held in custody at a federal detention center in Miami since that arrest, says CNN affiliate WFOR. In April, he was arrested on gun and drug charges near Niagara Falls, New York, while trying to enter the US from Canada.
“Young people do stupid things,” Moreno told Kodak. “But the problem is that you’ve been doing stupid things since you were 15.” While speaking to Moreno before he handed down the sentence, Kodak apologized, “I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing. I do take full responsibility for my mishap.” During the hearing, prosecutors confirmed Kodak was involved in a violent prison fight, although it wasn’t a factor in the judge’s sentencing. “Kapri displayed disruptive behavior,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Brown said. “He was involved in a fight on October 29 with another inmate.” As a result, a corrections officer had to spray mace on both inmates involved in the altercation.
An Instagram post from Kapri’s account after his sentencing said, “Hold It Down While I’m On Lock. Calling Shots From The Box #Literally.”