Kodak Black sentenced to 46 months in prison on weapons charges
Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to 46 months in prison on federal weapons charges.
The 22-year-old was charged with two counts of “making a false statement in connection with the acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm” in May, just moments before he was scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud Festival in Miami.
Black will serve close to four years in prison, significantly less than the maximum sentence of ten years that was speculated.
“Young people do stupid things and I normally give them a break for that,” Judge Federico Moreno told Black. “The problem is that you have been doing stupid things since 15.”
Black pleaded guilty to twice lying an official form issued by a legal gun dealer; once on January 25th and once on March 1st. During his sentencing, it was also alleged that Black assaulted a prison guard – but those claims have yet to be confirmed.
Upon his sentencing, a handcuffed Black allegedly said: “I’m sorry for the actions that led me to where I’m standing.
“I do take full responsibility for my mishap,” he added in court.
Later that day Black took to social media to post a message to his fans, he said: “Hold It Down While I’m On Lock. Calling Shots From The Box #Literally.”