Rapper Kodak Black is resting a bit easier today after his latest criminal case for trespassing has been dismissed.
The ‘Wake Up In The Sky’ rapper’s lawyer announced the big news on Instagram, saying the case was dismissed by Florida prosecutors earlier this week. In a statement regarding the case, Kodak’s attorney doubled down on a previous comment that the arrest and charges were not warranted.
“Case dismissed yesterday, the State agreed that this arrest and charge were not warranted Quick legal discussion….a cease and desist letter is not a trespass notice. A cease and desist to a corporation is not notice to an individual. An invitee to a home, by the legal renter/occupant, cannot be trespassed by a landlord,” Bradford Cohen posted.
Kodak Black’s Lawyer Insists The Trespassing Arrest Was A Mistake
As we reported, Kodak was arrested on New Year’s Day in Broward County, Florida, and charged with trespassing. The rapper — real name Bill Kapri — was booked at 1:30 am after officers “made contact” with him in the Pompano Beach area. It should be noted, this is the same area Kodak grew up in.
Shockingly, Kodak’s lawyer pointed out he was in the neighborhood to take care of five families in the Golden Acres housing community and make sure their bills were paid for Christmas.
Kodak’s lawyer issued a statement following the arrest, addressing the issue, saying, “Can you imagine being arrested for trespass in the neighborhood you grew up, gave away 20k in toys, 20k in turkeys and 15k in Ac units because the Pompano Housing Authority considered a cease and desist letter sent to a record label a trespass notice? Legally they are exposing themselves to a civil lawsuit. Trespass has to be after proper notice, proper notice was never given, yet BSO decided to make an arrest for trespass on the night Kodak took care of 5 families in Golden acres to make sure all their bills were paid for Christmas.”
Kodak Black Was Delivering Christmas Presents To Families In The Housing Projects
It’s unclear why the housing authority originally sent a cease and desist letter to the recond company in the first place.
Unfortunately, KB has had his fair share of issues with the law in the past few years. The ‘Tunnel Vision’ rapper was arrested for gun and drug charges on multiple occasions. Back in 2019, authorities say they found marijuana and a gun on him as he attempted to cross the border from Canada to the United States.
The good news is Kodak had President Donald Trump on his side, who granted him clemency at the end of his term. The rapper was facing a 46-month prison sentence for allegedly falsifying documents to purchase a gun. Halfway through his sentence, Trump allowed for the rapper to be released.
Donald Trump Frees Kodak Black Halfway Through His Prison Sentence
Kodak expressed his gratitude in a series of tweets and a new track with the lyrics, “Trump just freed me, but my favorite president is on the money, All they hatin’ presidents has become evident to me.”
Following his release, KB immediately got to work creating over 200 songs.
Obviously, fans are pumped he will not be headed to the slammer and can focus on dropping those new albums!
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