Rapper Kodak Black will not be released from jail
UPDATE: Kodak Black will no longer be released from jail, local outlets report. Officials discovered two active arrest warrants for the Florida rapper as he was being processed for release. One of the warrants is a “no-bond hold,” which will keep him incarcerated.
EARLIER: Kodak Black will be released on house arrest and probation after entering a new plea on Tuesday, his attorneys Gary Kollin and Allan Zamren confirmed to EW. He is expected to be released by Wednesday.
The rising rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida — whose real name is Dieuson Octave — changed his plea from not guilty to no contest on felonious and misdemeanor charges from two different arrests, including robbery, false imprisonment, and possession of a firearm.
He will be placed on house arrest for 12 months and probation for five years, be in an undisclosed location about an hour from his hometown “to set himself on the road to prove to the court that the court was justified in accepting the plea and not adjudicating him,” Kollin explained. Since Judge Lisa Porter did not adjudicate Black, he will not be booked as a felon, allowing him to eventually travel and tour internationally. Kollin and Zamren indicated house arrest and probation sentences could be reduced.
Black, 19, burst on the scene with last year’s “SKRT” off his Heart of the Projects mixtape. He was named to XXL‘s 2016 Freshman Class in June, as one of hip-hop’s top up-and-coming acts.
However, legal troubles have slowed the beginning of Black’s career. He was arrested in October 2015 and April 2016. Among his alleged charges were robbery, false imprisonment, battery, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a delinquent, and fleeing a law enforcement officer, according to Broward County Clerk of Courts’ website.