Kodak Black & Lawyer Refute Drug Claims In Recent Arrest
Kodak Black and his lawyer are opening up about the rapper’s most recent arrest and refuting one of his charges. As The Shade Room previously reported, the 26-year-old was arrested in Florida on December 6. He was subsequently charged with cocaine possession, tampering with evidence, and an improper stop/stand/park.
On December 8, the ‘Super Gremlin‘ rapper pled not guilty to all his charges.
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Kodak Black Opens Up About Recent Arrest
According to XXL, Kodak Black took to Instagram Live to address his most recent arrest to fans. The rapper seemingly alleged that authorities falsely accused him of possessing cocaine.
Additionally, Black seemed to explain why he pled not guilty to the possession of cocaine charge.
“If that s**t ain’t me, don’t put that on me,” Kodak Black explained, per XXL. “Don’t convict me of some s**t that ain’t me. Them people went cocaine on me. That’s the only s**t that I’m flaming about… I ain’t riding around with no cocaine. These people don’t have no body-cam, none of that. It’s 2023, fam.”
Ultimately, Kodak Black explained allegations of him possessing cocaine are “bogus.”
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Furthermore, the 26-year-old also opened up about “working on” himself to “get clean and get better.”
“And my people know that,” the rapper told viewers. “I never been the type of n***a to run from issues that I normally have to face, I look that s**t head on and catch a hold on to it. There’s been times I went to rehab by myself, without court appointment — without the court having to tell me to do that. Just me wanting better for myself…”
The rapper ultimately explained that he has children for whom he has to be “better” and present.
According to HipHopDX, the rapper also revealed that he is expecting a “baby boy” with his “fiancée.” At this time, it remains unclear who the woman is that he is referring to.
“They say you need a wife, I got one. My fiancée having a baby boy in two months. I’m trying to hit my quota, too!” the rapper reportedly told viewers.
Kodak Black is currently a father to three children.
The Rapper’s Lawyer Supports His Claims
According to TMZ, the outlet recently spoke exclusively with the 26-year-old’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen. Cohen has also alleged that Black was not found in possession of cocaine but instead a different substance.
“In this latest case, my belief is that the ‘rock’ this officer found when tested will be a Percocet, not cocaine,” Cohen reportedly told TMZ.
Additionally, the lawyer seemed to imply that the drug test conducted by authorities was not conclusive.
“The test they do is a presumptive test for illegal substances. It just turns blue,” the attorney shared.
Furthermore, Cohen reportedly acknowledged that Black has a “dependency on prescription pain pills.” This reportedly includes Percocet medication. However, the rapper’s team is “working on a treatment program for him.”
“There will be a couple of different phases of this treatment in order for him to get better. You have to treat the root problem of the dependency and that’s what is going to happen. We are going to alleviate dependency,” Cohen reportedly told TMZ.
More Details Regarding The Rapper’s Case
As The Shade Room previously reported, the 26-year-old was arrested in Plantation, Florida, on Wednesday, December 6. The rapper was found in a parked vehicle allegedly blocking the road.
When the officer approached Black’s car, they observed the smell of “burnt” and a cup of alcohol. Upon running the rapper’s license, it was also determined that his credentials were expired.
According to XXL, the officer also observed white powder falling from the rapper’s mouth. Then, Black was hit with multiple charges, including cocaine possession.
Additionally, the rapper, whose real name is Bill Kapri, had his bail set at $5,000 the day before. Then, on December 8, the rapper was released on bond after pleading not guilty to all charges.
According to a Notice of Appearance, Kodak Black reportedly requests a trial by jury. A Pretrial Services Supervision Order states that Black must abide by state and federal laws and attend all court hearings as he awaits trial.
The rapper must meet with the Pretrial Services Office twice a week via telephone. He is also required to submit to an upcoming substance evaluation follow-up treatment and refrain from consuming alcohol or illegal substances.
Kodak Black is also ordered to submit to random drug tests.