Kodak Black Released On $250K Bond After Turning Himself In

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The Florida rapper reportedly renegotiated his release terms.

Recently, reports emerged that Kodak Black turned himself in to authorities concerning another arrest warrant. For those unaware, these stem from his failure to comply with mandatory drug testing in connection to a July 2022 arrest for drug trafficking. Since then, the Florida rapper has been hard at work on his music while also trying to reckon with the terms of his release. After another instance of him violating these conditions, he went to prison on Monday (June 26) to seemingly address it. However, apparently this all went quite smoothly for Yak- and even wound up being in his favor.

Now, Kodak Black is free from prison on a $250K bond, though that amount has an asterisk attached. According to TMZ reports, he stopped at a Florida jail on Monday to renegotiate the stringent terms of his release in court. After all, these mandatory drug tests and pretrial meetings have apparently been weighing heavily on the 26-year-old. Moreover, his lawyer Bradford Cohen expressed that he wanted to get rid of these restrictions, and the judge in his case actually agreed. Still, the court increased his bond from what he originally paid, $75K, to $250K.

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Furthermore, this is the reason why Kodak Black went through another jail booking and took another mugshot at the Broward County jail. Nevertheless, he was reportedly in and out of prison in about an hour and paid the $175K difference to complete his new bond. Ultimately, reports indicate that Cohen is quite happy for his client and sees this as a win. Yak will no longer have to adhere to pretrial and release terms as he travels and tours around the world.

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Meanwhile, the Pompano Beach MC's recent Instagram Live, where he sat shirtless in a dark room, concerned fans. Many attributed his erratic nature to substance use, although that gossip is purely speculative. Regardless, at least it seems like the Pistolz & Pearlz artist will be able to dodge some of these issues moving forward. How the rest of his case proceeds remains to be seen. On that note, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Kodak Black.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.