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Rapper Kodak Black was sentenced Wednesday to three years and 8 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges. Black has remained in custody since his arrest at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival in May.
The rapper admitted that he falsified information on federal forms to purchase a 9 mm handgun, a .380-caliber handgun and a semi-automatic Mini Draco weapon. One of the guns was found at the scene of a March shooting in Pompano Beach but Black has not been charged in that case.
Kodak is also facing drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states that are still pending.
U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno could have sentenced Black to the maximum of 10 years, with prosecutors requesting eight years due to a recent jail fight that injured a corrections officer. The judge ultimately decided that the violent dispute couldn’t be factored into the sentence Kodak was to be given. Instead, judge Moreno mentioned Kodak's anonymous charitable giving stating that he could continue to do so behind bars.
“My suggestion would be you continue to be generous,” the judge said. “Young people do stupid things," Moreno told the 23-year-old rapper. "But the problem is that you’ve been doing stupid things since you were 15.”
“I have made some decisions I’m not proud of making,” Black said in court. “I do take full responsibility for my mishap.” Kodak posted the following photo on Instagram moments after leaving court with the caption "Hold It Down While I’m On Lock. Calling Shots From The Box #Literally"