A U.S. rapper and singer who has become known almost as much for his legal hassles as for his hit records was sentenced Wednesday to almost four years in federal prison on weapons charges.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Kodak Black, who was born Dieuson Octave and is also known as Bill K. Kapri, received a sentence of three years and 10 months.
“U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno sentenced the rap star for lying about his criminal record while purchasing or trying to purchase six pistols on two separate occasions at Lou’s Police and Security Equipment in Hialeah,” the story reports.
The report quotes Moreno telling the 23-year-old rapper: “Young people do stupid things. But the problem is that you’ve been doing stupid things since you were 15.”
The paper notes that the rapper accepted responsibility for his crimes before being sentenced. He’s quoted saying: “I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing. I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”
Black’s singles have included “Zeze,” “Roll in Peace,” “Tunnel Vision” and “No Flockin.”