Just days after Kodak Black was found guilty of five counts of violating house arrest, it has been reported that promoters have removed the rapper from Future’s upcoming “Nobody’s Safe” Tour. A$AP Ferg has been announced to be taking his place.
A Florida judge found him guilty last Wednesday after hearing the testimony of bartender, Jennifer Cunningham, who alleged that the rapper had assaulted her back in February. And while the woman’s claims were discredited, with Black being found not guilty of batter charges, it is clear that he did not have approval from his probation officer to be in the strip club in the first place. Solidifying the claims of house arrest violation.
The verdict threatens what is the most successful time in Black’s career. Up until the other day, he was slated to be performing in what has the potential to be the largest concert of the year. Boasting Future, the Migos, and Tory Lanez, this tour would have helped to solidify the rapper’s rising success. His debut album “Painting Pictures” sold 71,000 in its first week, with the lead single “Tunnel Vision” remaining in the Billboard 100 for over a month.
The removal of Black from this tour begs the question, what do the promoters know that the general public does not? His attorney, Raven Ramona Liberty, seems to believe that the teenage star will be granted leniency, not having to spend any additional time in jail. The previous terms of his probation allowed him to travel for work, with prior approval. Are the promoters anticipating those terms being rescinded? With the tour set to begin this Thursday, the same day Black will be sentenced, it seems fair that the promoters be prepared to go on without him. But what will happen if he is given time served and released with a continued probation. With any hope, he will at least be allowed to be a featured performer for a few dates.