Bill Kahan Kapri, better known as Kodak Black (born Dieuson Octave on June 11, 1997), is an American rapper. His first big hit song was “No Flockin,” which was released in the year 2014.
He reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the lead single from his debut album Painting Pictures (2017), “Tunnel Vision.”
He had a successful sophomore album, Dying to Live (2018), which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and also charted in the Top 10. On his single “Zeze” (which featured Travis Scott and Offset), Black took second place.
Kodak Black has experienced periods of mainstream success, but he has also gone through periods of public controversy and legal issues, both of which have impacted Kodak Black’s career.
A number of legal issues have been brought against him, beginning in middle school all the way through the late 2010s.
In the year 2021, President Donald Trump commutated Black’s sentence in the wake of the conviction for weapons possession, for which he had been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison in 2019.
Kodak Black Controversies
Kodak Black, over the course of his career, has been involved in a number of controversies. The rapper broadcasted a live video broadcast on Instagram for the first time over the course of January 2017 while he and several other men were staying in a hotel in Washington, DC.
There was a live video in which it was seen that a woman was performing oral sex on men who were observing the live video. In a post on Instagram, Kodak Black stated that he preferred light-skinned women to dark-skinned women.
According to him, a light-skinned woman is easier to break down, whereas black women are referred to as “too gutter.” As a result of his comments, he was forced to delete his social media handles after he infuriated netizens with his remarks.
It was reported that Kodak, otherwise known as Bill Kapri, 23 years old, denied assaulting a woman in a hotel before being arrested. As a result of the lesser charge, he has been given an 18-month probation term, and a 10-year suspended jail sentence.
The court heard that Kodak Black attempted to have a “romantic encounter” with the alleged victim, which she refused, and that he then bit her and left her with serious injuries.
Later, it was confirmed by Kodak Black that this was true. After that, he also apologized in court: “I apologize. I hope we can move forward from this point on. I wish her the best in the future.”
Through a computer screen, the victim appeared and agreed to the terms and conditions of the plea and sentence. Kodak Black agreed to undergo counseling as part of the plea agreement.
Kodak failed a drug test in the middle of 2021, protesting the terms of his supervised release, so his release was canceled. After he was sentenced to spend 90 days in a rehabilitation facility, the judge ordered him to perform community service.
The 90-day challenge he had set in the fall of that year had been successfully completed by December. As reported by the police, on January 1, 2022, he was arrested for trespassing in Pompano Beach, Florida.
For lying on background checks to buy guns, he should have spent several years in prison, but because he was so committed to helping underprivileged children, he was released.
His charitable deeds have been hailed by the White House. It was noted by officials that Kodak Black was a prominent artist and a leader in the community.
Besides what was already mentioned, he also had the support of activist Hunter Pollack, who lost his sister last year in a school shooting, and fellow artists Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, and Lil Yachty.