In the United States, rapper Kodak Black has pleaded guilty to assault and battery.
It concerns an incident that occurred in 2016 in Florence County, South Carolina, involving a high school student after a performance.
Kodak, whose real name is Bill Kapri, was previously accused of sexual harassment at a hotel.
On the lesser offense, he received an 18-month probationary period and a 10-year suspended prison term.
According to the court, Kodak Black attempted to have a “romantic experience” with the alleged victim, which she declined, and the rapper bit her as a result.
This was verified by Kodak Black.
In court, he also expressed regret: “Please accept my apologies. I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to move forwards as a group. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
The victim appeared on the screen via monitor and agreed to the plea and terms. Kodak Black committed to counseling as part of the plea deal.
He’s best known for his collaboration with Travis Scott and Offset on the song ZEZE, and he had a number one album in the United States in 2018.
Former President Donald Trump pardoned him for gun violations on his last day in office in 2019.
He should have spent years in jail for lying on background checks to buy weapons, but he was released because of his dedication to helping underprivileged children.
His philanthropic service was lauded by the White House. Officials acknowledged that “Kodak Black is a well-known artist and community leader.”
Hunter Pollack, whose sister was killed in a school shooting in 2018, and fellow artists Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, and Lil Yachty all backed him up.
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