Following Donald Trump’s presidential pardon of Kodak Black last year, the Florida rapper has found himself behind bars once more.
Serving about half of his three-year federal prison sentence for falsifying documents to buy weapons in Miami (2019), Black was arrested on a trespassing charge early Saturday morning (Jan. 1) in South Florida.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Black was arrested in his hometown of Pompano Beach as Broward County officials charged him for misdemeanor trespassing. Black was released on a $25 bond from the Broward County jail around 3 a.m. New Years Day.
In a new TMZ report, Kodak’s attorney Bradford Cohen claimed the arrest was all a “misunderstanding.” In anticipation of the holiday season, Kodak went to his old neighborhood to visit friends and also pay off Christmas debt for five local families.
While in his hometown, police arrested the rapper for violating a cease-and-desist letter issued from the local Housing Authority in September. This was issued after Kodak delivered 100 air conditioning units to Golden Acres Projects residents that summer.
Black has had a rough stretch of run-ins with the law in recent years — sentenced to probation last April for assaulting a teenage girl in a South Carolina hotel room. Black was originally charged with rape, but accepted a plea deal for first-degree assault instead.
Black’s bounced back throughout 2021 musically. Off the back of his 2020 prison tape Bill Israel, he’s been more than active this past year — dropping his latest full-length album Haitian Boy Kodak, his birthday EP Happy Birthday Kodak and has put out over a dozen singles and features on his comeback tour.
If Kodak can stay out of trouble, perhaps he can return to his 2017-18 superstar run sooner rather than later.
Check out Kodak’s latest tracks below!