Kodak Black’s attempt to have his sentence reduced has been denied.
According to Complex Media, federal prosecutors denied the Florida rapper’s request to have his sentence reduced. Federal prosecutors reportedly denied the request because his motion failed to follow legal procedures. It did not provide a valid reason for why he should be released earlier, VladTV reports.
“(Kodak Black) has not presented ‘extraordinary and compelling reasons’ supporting his request for release,” assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce O. Brown wrote in response to the motion, per VladTV, Complex Media reports. “Stated more correction, (Kodak Black) has not presented ANY reason supporting his request for release. He merely states he is not an evil person and promises to participate in community-based programs aimed at helping the ‘younger generation.’ That simply is inadequate pursuant to the statute.”
Brown explained that his reason for denying Kodak’s request is that the 46-month sentence he is currently serving is drastically lighter than the 10 years he was initially given. Brown concluded that because of that, Kodak will not receive a reduced sentence.
The motion, which was handwritten by Kodak, described the rapper’s awareness and acknowledgment of his wrongdoings. “With all due deference, I come in truth,” he wrote. “I acknowledge my mistakes, and I take full responsibility for my actions. I am not a evil or demented person. I am salvageble (sic), and I have the ability and potential to live a prosperous and positive life.”
Despite Kodak’s request, the prosecution decided to continue with his current sentence; he is set to be released in November 2022.