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Trump-Pardoned Rapper Kodak Black Has Warrant Issued for Arrest

Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, did not appear for a scheduled drug test in early February and then days later submitted a sample that tested positive for fentanyl...

(Headline USAA Florida judge has issued an arrest warrant for rapper Kodak Black for failing a drug test while on bail for a drug charge, court records show.

The warrant was issued Thursday after Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, did not appear for a scheduled drug test in early February and then days later submitted a sample that tested positive for fentanyl.

Former President Donald Trump, in one of his last acts before leaving office, had pardoned Black, along with about 140 others, including rapper Lil Wayne, who along with Black had been convicted in Florida on weapons charges.

Broward County Judge Barbara Duffy issued the warrant and wrote that the rapper had violated the conditions of his pretrial release for an oxycodone trafficking charge from July.

Black had pleaded not guilty to the trafficking charge. His attorney was not immediately available to comment on Sunday.

In January 2020, the rapper had a three-year federal prison sentence for fraudulently buying guns commuted. Black had served about half his sentence.

Black is nominated for the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ hip-hop artist of the year.

He has sold more than 30 million singles.

His song “Super Gremlin,” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 last year.

Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press

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