Kodak Black Facing Federal Weapons Charges Following Miami Arrest Last Week
Kodak Black has blasted the media and the feds for allegedly releasing a picture of him after last week’s gun bust in order to gloat about nabbing a big name.
That’s according to new legal docs from the troubled rapper, who is coming out swinging against his recent gun arrest at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami. Using his new legal name, Bill K. Kapri, the “Tunnel Vision” rapper filed court docs claiming that the media and law enforcement violated his constitutional rights when they disseminated a photo of him in shackles and street clothes at the Miami-Dade police station.
Kodak said there was no reason for the cops and media to snap and distribute the pic – other than to create a “news spectacle” and for law enforcement to brag about catching such a big fish.
The photo was released “for the purpose of creating a news spectacle in showcasing a Grammy-nominated artist shackled and in custody for all to see,” Kodak’s motion, which was obtained by BOSSIP, states. “Quite simply, there was no law enforcement or security rationale, and this was nothing more than a personal frolic for law enforcement to posture.”
The feds raided Kodak’s tour bus May 11 while he was en route to perform at the festival. The photo in question is of a handcuffed Kodak waiting to be transported to federal detention, his court docs state.
Kodak wants the police and the media to be barred from distributing any photos of him without a legit law enforcement or security purpose.
The news comes as the prosecutor in his South Carolina rape case asked a judge to revoke his $100,000 bond because of his repeated arrests. A high school girl accused Kodak of sexually assaulting her following a concert in Columbia in 2016.
A judge has yet to rule on either motion.