In 2019 Donald Trump pardoned rapper Kodak Black – legal name Bill Kapri – who at that time had served half of a 46 month prison sentence for federal firearms offenses. Kodak was required to pass periodic drug tests as part of the terms of his release, according to TMZ.
TMZ also reported that earlier this week Black had a court hearing after he violated those terms. Apparently the rapper failed a drug test, and a judge therefore ordered Kodak to 90 days in a residential treatment program as a result.
Kodak has already been admitted into the program, according to sources close to TMZ.
However, before departing Kodak delivered a message to the Broward County Courtroom in which he sat about the devastating effects of narcotics. The message was captured in an Instagram post by Kodak’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen. The video, which unfortunately lacks audio, was described in detail by Cohen.
According to All New Hip Hop Cohen wrote, “Sorry about the sound but he says that addiction affects white, black, poor and rich and he realizes that it has affected his relationships and business in the past and he knows that a sober life is one that is better and healthier.”
TMZ reached out to Kodak’s lawyer for an additional statement concerning the rapper’s treatment requirement to which there has been no response.