Kodak Black Sentenced to 46 months in jail on Federal weapons charges
A Miami federal judge sentenced the South Florida rapper to 46 months in prison Wednesday on weapons charges, according to the Miami Herald. His sentence is considerably less than the maximum 10-year sentence he was facing.
The state had asked for 46 to 57 months, while Black’s lawyers were pushing for 37 to 44 months or less, court records show.
Before his sentence was handed down, Kodak accepted responsibility for his crimes. “I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing,” said the 22-year-old rapper. “I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”
In August, Black pleaded guilty to making false statements on federal forms when he purchased firearms at a weapons store in January and again in March.
“Young people do stupid things,” U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno told Black. “But the problem is that you’ve been doing stupid things since you were 15.”
While behind bars last month, Black was involved in a prison fight at Miami’s Federal Detention Center that left one guard hospitalized. He allegedly attacked a corrections officer, who must undergo surgery after Kodak grabbed his testicles.
Following his sentencing, Kodak addressed his 8.4 million Instagram followers. “Hold It Down While I’m On Lock. Calling Shots From The Box #Literally,” he captioned a couple photos of himself in prison.
The rapper is also facing two pending federal criminal cases including a 2016 alleged sexual assault in South Carolina which carries a maximum 30-year sentence. The other involves drugs and weapons that were found in Kodak’s car as he tried to enter Canada from the U.S. for a show in April.