Kodak Black will reportedly be released from prison on November 3rd, 2022. The rapper was incarcerated after pleading guilty to illegal firearms possession and was originally only scheduled for release in August 2022.
DJ Akademiks reported the new date on Twitter, Sunday: “Kodak Black has just got a new prison release date – November 3rd, 2022,” he wrote.
Black was recently transferred to a new prison in Illinois, after claiming that guards at a maximum-security prison in Kentucky tortured him.
The rapper claims he was subject to excessive humiliation and physical abuse. Black and his legal team have also complained about being located so far from Black’s friends and family in Flordia. The distance has made it difficult for him to see visitors.
Despite his time in prison, Black has continued to release new music. Earlier this week, the Florida rapper dropped a new project titled Bill Israel, featuring Tory Lanez, JackBoy, Gucci Mane, CBE, and Lil Yachty.
He’s also stayed active and light-hearted on social media. On Thursday, following the release of Bill Israel, he tweeted about his fandom for Ariana Grande: “I’m A Big Fan Of @ArianaGrande,” he admitted on Twitter. “IDK IF IT Got Sumn To Do With Her Being From Florida but She Just Like Dat!”
I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing,” said Kodak to the courtroom at the trail before receiving his sentence from the judge. “I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”
release from prison has reportedly been postponed by a few months.
DJ Akademiks took to Twitter and revealed that Black will be released on November 3, 2022 rather than the original schedule of August 2022. An explanation for the delay of his release was not provided.
Black was originally handed a 46-month sentence in November 2019 for weapons charges and is facing additional prosecution for lying about his criminal records in an attempt to purchase a total of six handguns on two different occasions.
In September 2020, the rapper filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Kentucky’s Big Sandy high-security prison warden for physical and emotional abuse, torture and religious suppression.
Despite being incarcerated, Black has been able to release new music, the latest being Bill Israel with Jackboy and Tory Lanez on “Spain,” CBE and Gucci Mane on “I Knew It” and Lil Yachty on “Make A Hit.”
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It’s been a year since Kodak Black took a prison sentence in a plea deal for two weapons charges, and nearly two since he released his last project, the album Dying to Live. Now he’s released his first project since, a new album called Bill Israel. The 11-track collection features rappers including Gucci Mane, who knows his way around a prison project, and Lil Yachty, a fellow 2016 XXL freshman.
It also features, uh, Tory Lanez, who is currently facing a felony assault charge after Megan Thee Stallion claimed he shot her in July. Lanez dropped his own controversial project, DAYSTAR, in September, a 17-track album in which he disputes Megan’s claims and argues that he’s innocent. (He released the album before he was charged.) Maybe Kodak hadn’t heard?
Black has had his own share of controversy, including a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct stemming from an alleged February 2016 incident. A woman accused Black of sexually assaulting her at a hotel room in Florence, South Carolina, after a show, along with biting her — injuries that a sexual assault kit confirmed at the time.
He was indicted by a grand jury in 2017, and is currently out on bond as the case has been repeatedly delayed. He faces a sentence of up to 30 years.
While in prison on the gun charges, which relate to him not reporting the 2016 felony sexual conduct charge on a background check to buy guns, he also pled guilty to another gun charge in March 2020, this time for attempting to take a loaded pistol across the U.S.–Canada border. He’s set to serve an additional 12 months for that.