Kodak Black‘s lawyers have asked the courts not to put his client in jail.
On December 19, Yak was in a Miami federal court with his attorney, speaking with a judge about his alleged probation violation.
NBC Miami reported that the embattled rapper’s legal representatives appeared alongside their client in a courthouse in South Florida to ask the judge to place the controversial artist in a 90-day treatment program in Arizona.
The attorneys said Black, real name Bill Kapri, was facing addiction to Percocet and Oxycodone after a brutal Kentucky prison beatdown in 2020. Authorities aren’t on board with the idea, mostly because it’s “outside the jurisdiction and probation officers would have no control over what he’s doing.”
The Florida rapper had been arrested in Plantation on December 7 on cocaine possession and other charges after authorities said they found him passed out behind the wheel of his Bentley. In an arrest report, the officer who responded noted that Black’s mouth was “full of white powder” which later tested positive for cocaine.
After being released from a Broward jail, Black was taken into federal custody for probation violation.
For now, Kodak will remain behind bars in federal prison at FDC Miami.