Kodak Black Changes Legal Name While Behind Bars

The rapper's attorney claims Kodak made the decision because he wanted a "fresh start."

As he counts down the days until his jail release, Kodak Black has changed his legal name from Dieuson Octave to Bill K. Kapri.

Though it seems somewhat random, Kodak’s attorney Bradford Cohen told TMZ that the decision was made because his client wanted a “fresh start” on life; however, it’s important to note that Kodak will not abandon his rap moniker.

As most of you know, Kodak is currently serving time for two probation violations and is expected to be released in several months.

Kodak was arrested in mid-January, after authorities stormed his Florida home. The raid, which went down during Kodak’s Instagram Live broadcast, resulted in various charges against the rapper, including grand theft of a firearm, child neglect, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon. Those counts were later dismissed throughout multiple court hearings, and, according to Cohen, the child services investigation against Kodak has also been dropped.

More great legal news for @KodakBlack1k today! He just keeps taking it day by day and improving his life. #KodakBlack

— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) May 2, 2018

Name change is granted for @KodakBlack1k new name Bill K. Kapri...new start. DCF case surrounding the alleged video has also been dismissed

— Bradford Cohen (@bradfordcohen) May 2, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, Kodak issued a statement via his official Instagram account, where he thanked Cohen and prosecutors for the way they handled his case.

Cohen previously tweeted that the 20-year-old rapper’s expected release date is Sept. 17; his community control and probation will also end at that time.

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