Kodak Black is a free man… sort of. The rapper was released early from his 364 day sentence after serving 97 days in the slammer and fans are going wild celebrating his freedom!
Kodak Black, 19, has had his fair share of legal troubles over the years. The rapper was released from his third stint in jail on Monday, June 5, after serving 97 days of a 364 day sentence. The “Skrt” rapper went live on his Instagram on Monday morning to share the news of his release and fans immediately lost it, tweeting out and celebrating the news. He seems to be enjoying his freedom, after a video was released of Kodak jamming out in the back seat of a Rolls Royce while heading home. Kodak was held in Broward County Jail in Florida, serving time for violating his house arrest order, but he was given the opportunity for early release if he completed a life skills course. Kodak completed the course and he’s now back under house arrest for another year, which means he’ll need permission from his probation officer if he wants to travel anywhere, even inside Florida! Breaking his house arrest rules are what landed Kodak in the slammer in the first place, so hopefully he took some valuable lessons from this life skills course and stays put!
According to TMZ, Kodak’s life skills course covered, “domestic violence, parenting, financial management — and, perhaps most importantly … problem solving and self-control skills.” Fans were thrilled to see Kodak back on the ‘gram, immediately commenting and tweeting when he went live to share the news!
Kodak Black riding home from jail in a Rolls Royce 😳 pic.twitter.com/vv3QzJEfvd
— Hip Hops Revival (@hiphopsrevival) June 5, 2017
Kodak Black is officially FREE. He's out of jail. On the way home currently.
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) June 5, 2017
Kodak’s trouble with the law has gone on for years and he has struggled with a number of the life skills presented in his course. In October 2015, Kodak was arrested and charged with robbery, battery, false imprisonment of a child, and possession of marijuana. The following year in April 2016, he was arrested again for fleeing from officers, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and false possession of marijuana. Just a month later, Kodak was detained in custody for armed robbery and false imprisonment. He appeared in court in August 2016, where Atlantic Records executives spoke on his behalf, telling the judge that Kodak had a “bright future as a recording artist.” Kodak took a plea deal which required him to serve one year of house arrest, take anger management classes and cancel his tour. However, police discovered two outstanding warrants for Kodak’s arrest, one alleging sexual misconduct and the other for possession of cannabis, so he was not released from custody. After a number of court hearings and transfers to South Carolina to face allegations of sexual assault, Kodak was released from jail in December 2016 on bond and remained under house arrest.
In February 2017, Kodak was jailed without bond after failing to adhere to his house arrest rules while sneaking out to go to a strip club.
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