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Kodak Black Has Been Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison On Federal Weapons Charges

South Florida rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to 46 months in prison on weapons charges after pleading guilty to lying on a background check while buying guns, according to the Miami Herald. Per the Herald, Kodak got lucky; the maximum penalty for the charges against him was 10 years.

Kodak was arrested by federal agents in May of this year at Rolling Loud in Miami, just a month after a prior arrest at the US/Canada border for guns and drugs. The Miami arrest stemmed from Kodak’s efforts to buy a gun in Hialeah, Florida in January, when he checked “no” to a question on the purchase application asking if he was currently under indictment for a crime.

Kodak is, of course, still under indictment for charges of criminal sexual conduct in South Carolina in 2016. A woman there alleges that Kodak raped her after a show. The rapper was still able to purchase the gun because he used a different Social Security number. Later, in March, he attempted to purchase another gun using his actual SSN and was blocked from purchasing it. The January gun, a Sig MPXK9, turned up at the scene of a shooting targeting a rival rap artist, according to prosecutors, along with Kodak’s fingerprints and a round in the chamber.

Kodak, whose real name is Bill Kapri, was denied bond, despite arguing that the guns had been purchased for self-defense after receiving death threats from gang members, even going as far as purchasing an armored Cadillac Escalade. Kodak still faces a 30-year sentence if convicted on the South Carolina sex charges, while his current stint in jail has also been troubled; according to prosecutors he’d beat up a prison guard while awaiting trial. In September, he released a statement from jail, blaming his current predicament on being “young, rich, and coming up out of the projects.”

Kodak Black is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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