Updated: Feb 24
Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, Kodak Black’s wise words following his brief lockup in Broward County Jail over the New Year's Eve holiday are trending on the internet. Ironically, we don’t get too many artists who are reflective and proactive to stay away from the place they call home, but we happily report that Kodak vows to “Stay Out The Hood”.
Saturday, January 1, 2021, the rapper, fresh out of jail, pledged that he was to stop visiting his territory to avoid any further trouble with law enforcement.
In an Instagram video, Black is reported saying “You know what, stay out the hood. Everything that I was trying to do, I always keep the hood in my mix. I always steady slide back to the hood. I don’t need to be going through there. I don’t need to be through there. But how can you tell a n-gga who really from the streets, who really doing his s-it, really did my s-it out there”.
Kodak has had a few run-ins with law enforcement as we all are aware of the “Get Out Of Jail Free” card he received publicly from Donald Trump himself in January 2021.
However, this recent arrest stands not only legendary in controversy but as a misunderstanding, according to Kodak’s attorney, Bradford Cohen.
The story goes, Kodak went to his old Greenacres neighborhood on New Year’s Eve to meet up with some friends and pay off Christmas credit card debt for five local families.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office was informed Kodak was in the area and local police soon arrived and arrested the rapper, claiming he was in violation of a cease-and-desist letter from the local Housing Authority.
The same Housing Authority that issued a letter against Kodak who was also arrested last September for giving out 100 air conditioning units to Golden Acres Projects.
So, the media begs for the answer to the question “Is Kodak’s action truly deserving of being arrested or is the celebrity exposing the lack of heart from the local Housing Authority to its project community that Kodak continues to be giving too?
Kodak was reportedly booked into the Broward County jail around 3 a.m. local time and released on $25 bond.
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