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Kodak Black Calls Prison Sentence 'Blessing In Disguise' in Heartfelt Instagram Message

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Kodak Black Homecoming Concert at Watsco Center on Aug. 10, 2017 in Miami.

Even though Kodak Black will remain in jail until September, the rapper is taking his setback in stride. Following the news of his sentencing, Kodak released a heartfelt message on Instagram Tuesday night (April 17), thanking his legal team for their support. 

"First and foremost, I want to thank the lord for this blessing in disguise which was sending me back to jail January 18 2018," Kodak wrote. "Second I want to thank the lord again for using my advocate Bradford Cohen ( @lawronin ) as an instrument to speak through him and work diligently on my behalf." The Florida rapper added that his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, not only fought for Kodak's freedom but treated him as if he was "one of his family members."

From there, Kodak took the high road and expressed his gratitude to the judge and prosecutor who sentenced him. "Last but not least I would like to thank the judge Michael Lynch and the prosecutor Michelle Boutros for giving me a fair deliberation and not over looking me and judging as the media and the nay sayers set me out to be," he continued. 

The embattled rapper had been in jail since January on charges ranging from gun and drug possession to child neglect. On Tuesday (April 17), Kodak struck a plea deal that will leave him behind bars until September. 

View Kodak Black's message below.


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