Kodak Black Likely To Serve Jail Sentence Originally Pardoned By Donald Trump; Here’s Why

BY Edwin Lamptey January 9, 2024 4:42 PM EDT
Photo Source: Instagram/@kodakblack, @realdonaldtrump

Even though former United States president, Donald Trump, commuted Kodak Black’s sentence following pressure from the hip-hop community, the artiste may eventually serve the full sentence. 

This follows his arrest after he was found in his car with signs of alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine present while the engine was still running.

The latest development could reportedly bring back the sentence handed to him in 2020.

Black has since been in jail and may remain there for two more weeks until a hearing to evaluate reinstating his previously commuted sentence. According to AllHipHop, that hearing is due to take place on January 22.

In an attempt to help the rapper overcome his addiction to drugs, his lawyers filed for a 90-day drug treatment program after his arrest, but a judge shut down the proposal a few days later, as he described Black as a danger to the community. 

The decision came after Black’s lawyers attempted to dispute the cocaine charges. They claim that what police thought was cocaine was Percocets. Despite that claim, the judge wasn’t any more likely to allow him to enter the drug treatment program and hasn’t yet altered the original charges. 

Kodak released his last album When I Was Dead in November of last year. The project featured the hit song Lemme See which has more than 8 million streams on Spotify.

The renowned rapper has seen several of his albums achieve remarkable success. Through his nearly 10-year tenure in hip-hop, he’s garnered several platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 

Among his acclaimed works are Dying To Live, Painting Pictures, and Project Baby 2, each having attained platinum status. 

Unveiling the tie between these albums sheds light on Kodak Black’s artistic prowess and the reception of his music among audiences.

Dying To Live, Kodak Black’s sophomore studio album released in 2018, emerged as a significant milestone in his career. Laden with introspective lyrics and melodic tunes, the album swiftly captivated audiences, resonating deeply with fans and critics alike.