Kodak Black Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge in Sexual Assault Case Involving High School Student
Kodak Black was sentenced to 18 months probation for a 2016 sexual assault case involving a high school student.
Trigger warning sexual assault.
Rapper Kodak Black has pled guilty to first-degree assault and battery from a 2016 sexual assault case involving a high school student in South Carolina. According to local CBS affiliate WBTW, the rapper, whose real name is Bill Kapri, entered his plea on Wednesday morning. He was then sentenced to 18 months probation.
One of the stipulations of Black’s plea deal was that he had to take full accountability for his actions and apologize. In court he said:
“I apologize to Miss [redacted] and am hopeful we can all move forward… I wish her the best in her life.”
According to 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements, the victim agreed to the conditions of the plea deal.
The rape charges stem from an attack that took place at a hotel after a 2016 show in Florence, South Carolina. Black was arrested in February of that year, but let out on $100,000 bail. The victim did not immediately report her assault. Instead, she told her school nurse, who reported the attack to a school officer that relayed the account to law enforcement. Black was officially indicted on first degree sexual assault charges in 2017 and he was originally facing 30 years in prison.
One interesting wrinkle in all of this is that Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson was a guest of Black. Earlier this year, Jackson was one of the people publicly asking former president Donald Trump for a pardon for a federal weapons conviction he was sentenced to three years in prison for.
Hey @realDonaldTrump @potus my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted. The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) January 5, 2021
Trump did grant Black a commutation, which the rapper addressed on “Last Day In.”
This story was updated on April 28th 2021