Kodak Black Arrested for Probation Violation
Update (Feb. 28, 9:17 p.m. EST):
Atlantic Records has sent XXL the following statement: "We are sorry to hear about the recent circumstances surrounding Kodak Black. His lawyers are working diligently on this matter and are hopeful that this will be resolved by next week. The remainder of Kodak Black’s Back and Better Tour has been postponed. Details on rescheduled tour dates forthcoming."
Kodak Black attended court in Broward County, Fla. today and was arrested by the courthouse for violation of probation, XXL can confirm.
Records show he violated probation for charges stemming from a May arrest that include strong arm robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement. He is currently being held at Broward County Jail without bond.
Back in August, Kodak was sentenced to five years of probation for those charges. According to the warrant for his arrest, Kodak violated probation by "failing to remain confined to his approved residence except for one half hour before and after approved employment, public service work, or any other special activities approved by the officer [...] on various times and dates, as evidenced from the pictures on video showing the offender at various places that were not approved."
Those places include a strip club called Club Lexx in Miami on or around Feb. 1 and Adrien Broner's boxing match in Cincinnati, Ohio on Feb. 18.
Records show he also violated probation by "failing to successfully complete an Anger Management Program and be responsible for the payment of any costs incurred while receiving said treatment, unless waived." His probation officer Sandra Friedman "states the offender was instructed to attend the Anger Management Program at 5th Street Counseling Center, and on 2/14/2017, he was unsuccessfully discharged from this program."
Kodak is in the middle of his Back and Better tour and was scheduled to perform in New York City tomorrow (March 1). His newest single "Tunnel Vision" also just entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 27.
XXL has reached out to Atlantic Records for comment.
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