On July 15, authorities in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, detained Kodak Black after finding 31 Oxycodone tablets and more over $50,000 in cash in his hands. He was driving with expired tags, according to the officers, and his tint was too dark.
However, his lawyer Bradford Cohen later said that the medicine he was carrying had a prescription from his physician. The Bill Israel rapper appears to still be furious over his most recent run-in with the authorities, despite having had a few weeks to think about it. Tuesday evening (July 26), Kodak Black posted a number of tweets lamenting his predicament and announcing his intention to file a lawsuit against the police officers who arrested him.
“This Shit bogus Af I feel like this a character assassination issue Kuz theirs no way I should be getting harassed bout my tag being expired,” he wrote. “That’s no reason to even search my car in the first place and going to jail about having my medication in the car is insane. Ima Sue these people for every dollar I gotta spend bout this shit!”
Kodak Black continued by saying that he believed his skin tone was the cause of his unjust targeting. He further stated that, given his famous profile, he ought to be permitted to have window tint.
“I’m being racially profiled and as a Black man in America,” he continued. “I deserve my freedom especially with everything I do for my community I should be getting love, respect and support from the authorities ! To move freely , not getting arrested for expired tag and dark windows.
“This a self inflicted wound that coulda been prevented! My people posta made sure my tags stay up and my tints just right but @ da same time I should have a pass to drive with tints due to my status AT LEAST !!! I show all this love round here just to get slapped in the face.”
The night of his arrest, Kodak Black was lodged at the Broward County Jail. Despite being rapidly bailed out, Kodak is currently faced with a number of legal repercussions. According to court documents that VladTV was able to obtain, a federal judge put the 25-year-old rapper under home arrest.
Additionally, he consented to a $225,000 surety bond, drug testing, the wearing of an ankle monitor with GPS, and a need to stay at home save for medical emergencies, court appearances, or work. Before concerts, he must give 48 hours’ notice, and he must get permission from his supervising officer before leaving his house for any other purpose.
According to the court order, “no studio events” are permitted unless they have had a judge’s prior approval.