Kodak Black claims his car and $75,000 of his money are being held hostage after federal agents reportedly seized his property last month. The rapper, born Bill K. Kapri, was recently arrested on felony charges on Friday, July 15, in Fort Lauderdale by the Florida Highway Patrol.
During the arrest, authorities seized his purple Dodge Durango and nearly $75,000 in cash, TMZ reports. The 25-year-old was originally pulled over for his illegal window tints, “which appeared to be darker than the legal limit,” according to police. They also claimed the vehicle reeked of marijuana, which prompted a search to later discover the registration had expired. Police also reportedly seized a clear bag of 31 oxycodone pills for which he was charged with possession of a controlled substance without prescription. The Florida native was booked into Broward County Jail and his $75,000 bond was posted the following morning by his lawyer, Bradford Cohen.
According to a TMZ update, Cohen filed a motion to request authorities return his money and the car, which allegedly is registered to his Sniper Gang record label. He explained that the large sum of money from tour bookings was used to pay for various expenses.
Cohen also claims the “Transportin’” artist gave up the pills that were legally prescribed to deal with pain from a previous injury. He told the outlet Black has “battled chronic pain after getting shot” at a Justin Beiber after-party in Los Angeles over Super Bowl weekend.
Black was publicly vocal about his arrest on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, which have now been deactivated. Fans noticed his pages were removed after a viral video of his arrest, where he said to the officer, “My brother was driving.” According to XXL, the “Super Gremlin” artist was placed on house arrest by a Florida judge and required to undergo random drug tests. He can still perform at concerts and events upon notifying a supervising officer.
The court has yet to decide on the case, but this marks Black’s second arrest since former President Donald Trump commuted his sentence. In 2019, the multi-platinum selling artist was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for falsifying information on an application to purchase a firearm. His sentence was commuted in January 2021.
Three months later, the “No Flockin’” rapper was sentenced to probation for assaulting a teenage girl in a South Carolina hotel room in 2016.
Earlier this year on New Year’s Day, Black was arrested on trespassing charges, as reported by Rolling Stone. He was taken into custody due to a cease and desist letter issued by a housing project he previously visited in his Pompano Beach hometown. The charges were later dropped.