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Kodak Black Released From Jail After Drug Charge Dismissal

Kodak Black is a free man once again after the Florida rapper was released from jail on Wednesday (Feb. 21), according to The Associated Press.

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U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez granted Kodak Black — real name Bill Kapri — time served following a probation violation.

The “Super Gremlin” artist had a drug possession charge dropped earlier this month, which helped his case. Florida police arrested Kodak after finding him asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle in December.

Officials reportedly found a white substance around his mouth that they believed to be cocaine, but it ended up testing positive for oxycodone, which Yak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, later proved his client had a prescription for since July 2022.

The arrest proved to be a probation violation for a case unrelated to the December traffic stop and put Kodak Black in jail for the last two months. The artist is still on the hook for a separate drug trafficking case stemming from 2022.

Local 10 News was present when Yak leaving Broward County jail on Wednesday, and reported that the rapper made several threats toward reporters representing the outlet, with footage appearing to show Black hurling rocks at a photojournalist. The outlet reports its photographer was hit in the ribs by one of the rocks, but was uninjured; he reportedly filed a report with Fort Lauderdale police.

Billboard has reached out to the FLPD as well as Black’s attorney.

Kodak Black has continued to run into legal trouble after President Donald Trump in 2021 commuted the three-year federal sentence the rapper had been serving for falsifying records while purchasing a weapon. He ended up serving about half the time prior to Trump’s pardoning.

On the music side, Kodak Black made an appearance on “Jeezu” from The Book of Clarence motion picture soundtrack. His last full-length project, When I Was Dead, arrived in November.

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