The Arrest of Kodak Black



Today's exclusive is out of Broward County, Florida. On January 1st 2022, at approximately 1:27 a.m., deputies with the Broward Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a ShotSpotter call. On arrival at the location, deputies made contact with Bill K. Kapri, better known as the rapper Kodak Black. It was known to the responding officers that Kapri had an active trespass warning from the House Authority of Pompano Beach Golden Acres development at 1050 NW 18th Dr, Pompano Beach... which happened to be exactly where he was located.
Kapri was taken into one of the more starstruck, outspokenly-Cuban police officers you have likely seen in a long time. Unfortunately, the arrest messed up Kapri's evening plans, which had been to hang with Puff Daddy and Kanye West.
Tough break — considering that one year prior, Donald Trump had commuted Kapri's federal prison sentence.
About Kodak Black, largely courtesy of Wikipedia: Kodak Black gained initial recognition with his single "No Flockin", released in 2014. His debut album, Painting Pictures (2017), peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 and included the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "Tunnel Vision". Black's second album, Dying to Live (2018), peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and was supported by the single "Zeze" (featuring Travis Scott and Offset), which peaked at number two on the Hot 100.
In 2019, Kodak Black was arrested for weapons possession and was ultimately sentenced to almost four years in federal prison for making a false statement on a federal document. Kodak's weapons sentence was commuted by Donald Trump on January 20, 2021 — just about one year prior to this arrest — as part of the same outgoing executive action that got Lil' Wayne a full presidential pardon.
Lil' Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., had been federally charged and recently pleaded guilty to federal charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
The White House published an official statement regarding Kodak Black's commutation, which noted the support of rappers Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, Lil Pump, and others.