Kodak Black has one more case to fight before he can officially call himself a free man.
Project Baby made his way to Ebro of Hot 97’s radio show, where he found himself confronted with the sensitive topi.
“Looking at all your cases, I know the recent one is very sensitive, and with respect to everyone involved in that case, we can’t get into details today,” Ebro said. “But we take sexual assault he very serious. We can’t get into details, but we hope to have you back to have a deeper conversation about that because it’s a serious topic, and we’re hearing these stories a lot.”
Kodak was visibly upset with Ebro for raising the issue.
Ebro questioned Kodak’s behavior, saying, “You seem upset I brought it up.”
Kodak replied, “I feel like sometimes when n****s be going through s**t, y’all be entertained by bulls**t. You know what I’m talking about? So it’s like change the subject or I’m finna walk out.”
Ebro then told Kodak they didn’t have to continue the convo.
“We don’t have to talk about anything else,” Ebro said. “We can be done right here.”
Ebro took his IG account to react to the failed interview, writing, “I thought we was having a good, balanced talk with Kodak Black, I guess he thought otherwise.”
Kodak is accused of committing sexual battery at a hotel in Florence, South Carolina, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The crime carries a maximum of 30 years in prison.
The night of Feb. 7, 2015, Kodak allegedly engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a Comfort Suites Hotel in Florence, SC, Major Michael M. Nunn, a spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, told the Sun-Sentinel in an email.
Kodak performed at Club Compound a night prior for Francis Marion University’s homecoming.
Drew Brown, promoter and owner of We On Ent., a South Carolina entertainment company, booked Kodak for the show.
“About 1,200 to 1,300 people came out to see him,” Brown said.
Kodak Black’s arrest warrant reveals details of the rape. The warrant states Kodak forced the female victim onto the bed in the room and then onto floor of the room. He then allegedly removed the victim’s underwear and “licked her v-----,” and then “put his penis” into her v-----. The victim said she repeatedly told him to stop, but to no avail. Kodak also allegedly bit her on her neck and right breast.
The victim’s injuries were documented in a sexual assault kit administered by medical personnel.
Last year, Kodak’s attorney Gary Kollin told the Sun-Sentinel he believes his client’s case will go in his favor.
“We are firmly convinced that he will be vindicated in that charge and shortly be set free,” Kollin said. “… He’s looking forward to getting to South Carolina so he can go on with his life and career.”
In South Carolina, a criminal sexual conduct charge can occur in a number of ways. A victim can reportedly be forced to have sex through aggravated force, during a kidnapping or while physically helpless due to the influence of a controlled substance.
Kodak’s attorney, Beattie Ashmore, told the Sun-Sentinel the indictment was not a surprise.
“I am aware of the indictment and it was expected as part of the normal process of the pending case,” Ashmore told the Sun-Sentinel in an email.
In December 2016, Project baby was released from jail in South Carolina after posting $100,000 bond for the pending case.
A photo posted on Kodak’s IG account shows him grinning widely as he walks away from the jailhouse he was locked up in.
The caption on Kodak’s post read, “I’m happy to finally be going home to my family and friends. I look forward to clearing my name in the very near future. I want to thank God, my family, my team (Vanessa, Phatboy and James McMillan), Atlantic Records, my lawyers and all of my fans for your continuous love and support. I can’t wait to get back to doing what I love most – working at being the illest rapper alive.”
I'm happy to finally be going home to my family and friends. I look forward to clearing my name in the very near future. I want to thank God, my family, my team (Vanessa, Phatboy and James McMillan), Atlantic Records, my lawyers and all of my fans for your continuous love and support. I can't wait to get back to doing what I love most – working at being the illest rapper alive.