Bad news for Kodak Black. The “Skrilla” rapper has been sentenced to four months in jail, but could the Florida rapper come home earlier than that?
According to the Sun Sentinel, Kodak Black, real name Dieuson Octave, was sentenced to 120 days in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis, plus a misdemeanor charge of use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
In August, the rapper had accepted a plea deal for charges that included possession of a firearm and robbery. At the time, Kodak was sentenced to one year of house arrest and five years of probation.
Fortunately for Kodak, he’ll be out of jail on Nov. 30 and won’t have to serve the entire four-month sentence after being credited for time served. He's already spending some time behind bars. The rapper has been in jail since late-August.
Once his sentence is up, he’ll be facing another problem. Following his release, Kodak Black will still face a sexual battery charge in South Carolina which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
“On or about Feb. 7, 2016, Octave is alleged to have engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a hotel located at 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC,” the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said in an August statement. A representative for the Sheriff's Office told Fader that the rapper would be transported to Florence County for an arraignment and a bond hearing "at some point.”
When asked if Kodak Black would be moved to South Carolina after his original jail sentence, his attorney, James Regan, refused to comment.
While Kodak Black has been rapping for a few years now, his buzz started to grow in 2015 when Drake posted a video of himself dancing to Kodak Black’s song, “Skrt.” In May 2016, Black was featured on French Montana’s hit song, “Lockjaw.” The following month, Kodak was named to XXL’s 2016 Freshman Class — a list that recognizes the best new rappers.