August 23, 2016


Kodak Black Facing Sexual Battery Charge

Mike Stocker/Sun-Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images
Mike Stocker/Sun-Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images

Kodak Black, the 19-year-old rising Florida rapper, was expected to be released from his latest jail stint last week when two warrants were discovered, resulting in a stay of release. Details have now emerged, and the South Carolina warrant stems from a sexual battery allegation dating back to February 2016. The other warrant was related to two misdemeanor marijuana charges in Florida.

Legal representation for Kodak Black—real name Dieuson Octave—declined to comment for the Sun-Sentinel. The Florida newspaper has been tracking the legal saga closely. 

Last week's release plan would've given Black one year of house arrest and five years of probation, with additional requirements to do 300 hours of community service, receive a drug evaluation and complete courses for anger management and mentorship.

In June, Kodak Black released his fourth mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac, and became a member of XXL's 2016 Freshman Class, a pack of 10 (frustratingly all-male) rappers. For more on his legal situation, try Noisey's investigation.