Rapper Kodak Black gets prison sentence in weapons case
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May.
The 22-year-old Black admitted in August that he falsified information on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami-area gun shop on two separate occasions.
Black also faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states.
Black is a Florida native who was born to Haitian American parents as Dieuson Octave and who now goes by the legal name of Bill Kapri.
He was arrested during a Miami-area hip-hop festival in May that was marred by several violent incidents.
The rapper is known for songs such as “ZeZe” and “Roll in Peace.”