Kodak Black is still facing charges despite being granted clemency by Donald Trump.
We previously reported, Kodak Black was pardoned by Trump after he was sentenced to three years in prison on weapons charges in November of 2019. The Florida rapper was sentenced to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He had also pled guilty to a separate gun charge near the Canadian border where he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.
“Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader,” McEnany later read in another statement. “He has served nearly half of his sentence. Before his conviction and after reaching success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts. In fact, he has committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged. In addition to these efforts, he has paid for the notebooks of school children, provided funding and supplies to daycare centers, provided food for the hungry, and annually provides for underprivileged children during Christmas. Most recently while still incarcerated, Kodak Black donated $50,000 to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which provides funds to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kodak Black’s only request was that his donation go toward restaurants in his hometown.”
Now, according to TMZ, Kodak still has a pending sexual assault case, which prosecutors are ready to pursue upon his release. Reportedly, “Prosecutors in South Carolina claim Kodak forced himself on an 18-year-old woman in a hotel room after a Feb. 2016 concert, allegedly raping her and biting her neck and right breast.”
We’ll keep you updated as this continues to develop.