Rapper Kodak Black sentenced to probation for assaulting teenage girl

Sean Morrison
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 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to probation for assaulting a teenage girl in a South Carolina hotel room.

Black was originally charged with rape but accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to first-degree assault at the Florence County courthouse.

Black, legal name Bill Kapri, faces a 10-year suspended prison sentence.

He will not have to go to prison on the charge as long as he completes 18 months of probation, US media reported.

The victim in the case watched the plea online, and Black spoke to her.

"I apologise this happened, and I'm hopeful we can all move forward," he said.

Later on his Twitter feed, Black posted that the victim just wanted to get the case over with, and "I ain't have to come off no money."

The assault happened in 2016 when Black was in Florence for a performance.

The girl said the rapper attacked her at a hotel room after the show, biting her on the neck and breast and continuing after she told him to stop, authorities said.

The girl reported the attack to a school nurse who called police, investigators said.

Black had a three-year federal prison sentence for falsifying documents used to buy weapons at a Miami gun store commuted by President Donald Trump.

He had served about half his sentence.

Black's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, was once a contestant on Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" show.

The pardon notes that Kodak Black paid for schoolchildren's notebooks, supplies to daycare centres and food for the hungry.

Black has sold over 30 million singles since 2014.

He has had several multiplatinum and platinum-certified singles, including "Zeze," "No Flockin"' and "Roll in Peace."

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