Rapper Kodak Black pleads guilty to weapons charge in NY

Posted: 9:25 PM, Mar 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-12 21:25:42-04
Rapper Kodak Black arrested at US-Canada border

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Rapper Kodak Black has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge stemming from a stop at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls.

The music artist, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was arrested last April. He was driving a Cadillac Escalade across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge into the United States with three other people when he was stopped.

State police said the men had marijuana and a loaded pistol without a permit.

Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Niagara County Court.

He's set to return to court for sentencing on March 24. He's expected to be sentenced to up to seven years to be served concurrently with a federal prison term for a Florida weapon conviction.