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Rapper Kodak Black has taken a plea deal for assaulting a teenager and will serve no prison time as a result.
Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and battery in a South Carolina court on Wednesday, local outlet WBTW reports. By pleading guilty, he dodged a rape charge for the assault of a high school student in 2016.
The “Tunnel Vision” singer battered the teen at a hotel room after a concert in Florence. The girl later reported the incident to her school nurse in Richland.
“I apologize to Miss [name redacted] and am hopeful we can all move forward,” Black told the victim in court on Wednesday, according to WBTW. “I wish her the best in her life.”
Later that day, Black took to Twitter to make various references to the court case.
“5 yrs later ... both us just wanted to get this s--- over wit AND I ain’t have to come off no money,” he tweeted.
He also stated, “My heart goes out to all the girls out here getting raped and s--- FORREAL , But I Ain’t Did That S---.”
Black will face no prison time as a result of Wednesday's plea deal as long as he completes 18 months of probation, the Associated Press reports.
The rapper was pardoned for different crime in by former President Donald J. Trump in the final hours of his presidency. Black was serving prison time for falsifying documents in order to buy weapons in Florida in 2019. He was sentenced to 46 months behind bars in November of 2019. His presidential pardon cited that Black used his money and fame to contribute to supplying daycare centers with notebooks as well as other charitable endeavors.
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