UPDATED 2/28/23, 5:29 p.m. ET: Kodak Black appeared in court on Tuesday rocking a bright pink and yellow suit following an arrest warrant being issued over the rapper testing positive for fentanyl. Kodak, legal name Bill Kapri, was ordered to spend 30 days in a rehabilitation facility after he refused to have a hair sample taken and tested for narcotics, according to WPLG Local 10.
Kodak’s attorney Bradford Cohen suggested that the positive result could have been the result of a mix-up at the hands of an employee who was star-struck. Additionally, said employee testified that an error was possible.
Also of note, Kodak will still be able to perform at Rolling Loud, which is going down this weekend in California, as Broward County Judge Barbara Duffy granted the defense’s request for the rapper to begin his stint in rehab after the festival happens.
“You better get it together,” the judge told Kodak during the hearing.
See original story from 2/26/23 below.
An arrest warrant was reportedly issued by a Broward County judge after the rapper allegedly violated the conditions of his bail by failing to show up for a random drug test on Feb. 3. Authorities claim that when he finally did come in on Feb. 8, he tested positive for fentanyl. If he is apprehended, Kodak has been ordered to be kept in custody until his hearing from a previous case involving oxycodone is held.
Kodak was arrested in July of 2022 after police pulled the Back for Everything artist over. Police claimed they discovered 31 oxycodone pills following a search of the vehicle he was in. In response to the arrest, which took place in Ft. Lauderdale and saw him being charged with possession of a controlled substance without prescription and trafficking in oxycodone, Kodak’s attorney Bradford Cohen said that the rapper was legally prescribed the oxycodone that cops seized from the rapper. According to TMZ, Cohen also said that Kodak suffered from “chronic pain” as a result of being shot in Los Angeles in Feb. of 2022. Kodak was eventually released after posting bond. A condition of his release is that he be regularly drug tested.
Shortly after the shooting, which occurred outside The Nice Guy during Super Bowl weekend, Justin Bieber and Kodak were reportedly sued by two men. Mark Schaefer and Adam Rahman claimed they were shot in the incident and are placing blame on Kodak for allegedly escalating the situation. They’re also suing the venue, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, and the City of West Hollywood.
Complex has reached out to Bradford Cohen for comment regarding the arrest warrant. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.