Kodak Black hit with two new felony charges, faces additional 60 years in prison

Kodak Black is facing up to 60 additional years in federal prison after being hit with two more felony gun charges. Three days ago, the rapper received a a 46-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges. A day later it came to light he’d sent a prison guard to the hospital after grabbing his testicles in a fight. Now, as the Miami Herald reports, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has handed the rapper two new felony counts for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. One charge stems from a gun purchased in January, while the other is linked to a gun found on him when he was arrested in Miami in May. As Kodak has been labeled a “habitual offender,” he could face up to 30 full years for each count. Kodak’s lawyer Bradford Cohen addressed the new charges in a statement to XXL. “This is what happens when the government feels like they lost when a young man [gets] 46 months on a filing a false document.” He continued, “Miami has charged him with the purchase of the weapons, because of a little rarely known law if you had a juvenile prior you can’t possess a weapon until you are 24. The […]

Jussie Smollett officially indicted, now faces felony charges

Chicago police have confirmed that Empire star Jussie Smollett has been officially indicted by a grand jury. He now faces felony charges for filing a false police report and disorderly conduct. Detectives will be contacting Smollett’s legal team to make arrangements for his arrest. If Smollett is ultimately found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison. The actor is expected to appear in court on Thursday. Smollett is accused of orchestrating his own attack with the assistance of Nigerian brothers and Empire extras Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo. The brothers are expected to testify before the grand jury. Smollett initially told police that he was attacked by two men outside a Subway restaurant in Chicago during the early morning hours of January 29th. The 36-year-old actor, who is openly gay, described his assailants as white men wearing ski masks, who asked Smollett if he was “that f***ot Empire n*****?” before attacking him with a rope and bleach. As they fled the scene the men yelled, “This is MAGA country!” according to Smollett. In reality, the Osundairo brothers say they rehearsed the attack with Smollett in the days prior. They told police that they scouted a location where they believed a camera would capture the […]

Police release Jussie Smollett attack suspects without charges

In the latest in a string of bizarre twists, police have released two Nigerian men from custody just hours after arresting them on suspicion that they were involved with the attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollet. “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet Friday night. The men — identified by TMZ as Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo — are brothers from Nigeria. At least one of them — Olabinjo — previously appeared as an extra on Empire. Police raided the brothers’ home on Thursday, where they found several bottles of bleach. Smollett initially told police that he was attacked by two men outside a Subway restaurant in Chicago during the early morning hours of January 29th. The 36-year-old actor, who is openly gay, described the assailants as white men wearing ski masks, who asked Smollett if he was “that f***ot Empire n*****?” before attacking him with a rope and bleach. As they fled the scene the men yelled, “This is MAGA country!” according to Smollett. Yesterday, police ruled out local media reports that Smollett staged the attack himself. Consequence […]