Kodak Black walks out of Broward County jail

Rapper released from jail early Saturday

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Bill K. Kapri, better known as rapper Kodak Black, was released from Broward County jail early Saturday. 

The 21-year-old rapper from Pompano Beach was born Dieuson Octave. He legally changed his name while he was in jail and earned his general equivalency diploma.

His first stop after driving away from jail in a black Bentley Bentayga sport utility vehicle with a temporary paper plate was to his mother's home to see his son. 

A man hugs Kodak Black as he leaves a Broward County jail early Saturday.

Black had little to say to Local 10 News photojournalist Brian Ely as he left jail.

"I don't really talk too much," Black said.

An Instagram video showing marijuana near his son prompted deputies to search his Pembroke Pines home in January. He was arrested and charged with child neglect, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and marijuana possession.

In February, prosecutors dropped the charges of child neglect and grand theft of a firearm. He pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and marijuana possession. He still has a pending sexual assault case in South Carolina. 

Kodak Black greets a man after walking out of jail early Saturday.

While Kapri was in jail, he mourned the loss of his friend Jahseh Onfroy, better known as rapper XXXTentacion. The 20-year-old rapper from Plantation was killed June 18 during an armed robbery in Deerfield Beach. 

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