Rapper Kodak Black has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery stemming from a February 2016 incident where he was accused of sexually assaulting a high school student in a hotel room following a concert in South Carolina.
23-year-old Kodak Black, real name Bill Kahan Kapri had previously denied the sexual assault allegation.
According to prosecutors, he pushed the girl into a wall and onto a bed before assaulting her, allegedly biting her breast and neck.
Afterwards, the rapper was indicted on first degree sexual assault charges in 2017; he pleaded guilty to lesser charges of first-degree assault and battery under a plea deal. Kodak received a suspended 10 year sentence but will be on probation for 18 months.
The victim in the case watched the plea online, and Black spoke to her. “I apologize this happened, and I’m hopeful we can all move forward,” he said.
While on probation, he will not wear an ankle monitor, but must let his probation officer know where he goes and where he lives.
The rapper will also not be allowed to use drugs, drink alcohol or have guns. If he successfully completes the 18-month probation, he won’t spend a day in prison for the case.
Black has sold over 30 million singles since 2014, and has had several multiplatinum and platinum-certified singles, including “Zeze,” “No Flockin’” and “Roll in Peace.”