Kodak Black is now a free man after being released from Broward County jail on Saturday, August 18.
The 21-year-old rapper, born Dieuson Octave, served seven months in a Florida jail after authorities raided his home in January.
During this time he earned his GED, turned 21-years-old and petitioned to change his name from Dieson Octave to Bill K. Kapri.
Black, who was reportedly scheduled for a September release, got out early after a judge agreed to recognize time served. WPLG reports the rapper’s first stop after leaving the jail was to his mother’s house to see his son.
He was arrested earlier this year after streaming on Instagram Live, showing what appeared to be marijuana and handguns in the presence of a child, his son. He was charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, child neglect, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of probation violation, according to the Herald. WPLG reports the child neglect and grand theft of a firearm charges were subsequently dropped.
Black plead not guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and marijuana possession. The rapper entered an open plea to probation violation charges, according to Pitchfork.
The rapper is currently awaiting trial for sexual assault charges in South Carolina.
Black is best known for his hit singles “No Flockin” and “Tunnel Vision.” While in jail for a probation violation in April 2017, Black’s debut LP Painting Pictures opened up at Number Three on the Billboard 200. He also was stirred up in controversy when Cardi B was accused of stealing the rapper’s “flow” in her 2017 breakout single “Bodak Yellow.”