Rapper Kodak Black pleads guilty to gun possession at border crossing

Mar 13, 2020

Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge stemming from a stop at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls last April.

Black faces two to seven years in prison when he is sentenced on March 24 for second-degree possession of a firearm.

The music artist, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was arrested after he drove a Cadillac Escalade across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge into the United States with three other men.

State police say the men had marijuana and a loaded pistol without a permit when they were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Richard Kloch said Black will serve his New York sentence concurrently with the federal one. In November, Black was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for illegally buying a gun in Florida.