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Kodak Black Will Spend Almost Four Years in Prison Over Federal Gun Charges

By Gary Trock

Kodak Black won't be releasing any new music as a free man for the next foreseeable future because he's been sentenced to years in prison on a slew of weapons charges, and he actually got off lightly. The "Wake Up In The Sky" rapper appeared in court Wednesday in Miami in front of Judge Federico Moreno for sentencing in his federal weapons case after pleading guilty to charges back in August.

Kodak was accused of lying on a background form when he purchased multiple handguns at a Florida gun store, and then did it again in March when he tried to purchase more weapons. The charge was a technicality, because while he checked off a box that stated he was not facing any felony charges while being under investigation in South Carolina for sexual assault.

During the sentencing hearing, prosecutors also revealed that Kodak had assaulted a prison guard while in custody ... which definitely didn't help his case when the rapper's lawyers argued for a lower sentence.

Kodak's attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the court that his client was “highly impressionable and heavily troubled," arguing that he had been "led astray by environmental pressures and influences."

Cohen also claimed that Kodak purchased the guns for self-defense and even obtained a certificate of completion from a firearms safety training course.

The state was asking for 22-year-old Kodak to spend upwards of 7 years behind bars, and the judge met them on the low end, sentencing him to 46 months.

Kodak has been in custody since May 11, when he was arrested during the Rolling Loud Music Festival at Hard Rock Stadium.

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