Kodak Black is set to be a dad again.
The Florida rapper and girlfriend Maranda Johnson are expecting their first first child together – a baby girl, according to his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, who confirmed the news with TMZ on Monday.
This will be Black’s second child, as he already has a six-year-old son, King, from a previous relationship.
Baby news! Florida rapper Kodak Black, 24, and girlfriend Maranda Johnson are expecting their first child together, according to his lawyer, who confirmed the news with TMZ
Black (born Dieuson Octave; legal name Bill Kahan Kapri), 24, reportedly been ecstatic since finding out that his second child is a girl, and that he can’t wait to pamper and spoil her.
In fact, he has already been out shopping to buy gifts for her.
Black and Johnson, a real estate agent, met about four-years ago, and have been dating on and off ever since.
Cohen told the publication the couple conceived sometime in April, so the child’s due date is likely to be in late 2021 or early 2022.
Model and television personality Amber Rose urged Black to ‘stay outta trouble’ when she sent his a congratulations message on Instagram
After getting word of his pending bundle of joy, Amber Rose sent the Pompano Beach native a message on Instagram.
‘Congratulations @kodakblack on your babygirl,’ the TV personality and model began.
‘I need you to stay outta trouble so you can be out here to raise your young queen,’ she added along with along with fingers crossed, prayer, and red heart emojis, among others.
So far Black has not spoken publicly about the baby news.
The Pompano Beach native was engaged to fellow rapper Mellow Rackz in February. Not long after the pair had each other’s names tattooed on their faces.
Promo mode: Black announced the release of the mixtape – Before The Album – on Instagram on Saturday
Black has been busy on the career front this year.
He released the mixtape, Haitian Boy Kodak, in mid-May, and soon after expressed his frustration over only moving 22,000 units in its first week, claiming that listeners had turned their backs on the gangsta rap genre, as reported by Hot New Hip Hop.
He followed that up by dropping the EP, Happy Birthday Kodak, which features the single Feelin Peachy, on June 11, 2021, his twenty-fourth birthday.
And just two days ago, the Pompano Beach native took to Instagram to announce another mixtape, Before The Album.
‘Search it on YouTube & Let this new mixtape ride of mines #BeforeTheAlbum,’ he wrote in the caption.
Legal drama: The Florida rapper has had a number of run-in with the law, including an arrest for weapons possession and was sentenced to almost four years in prison, which was commuted by former President Donald Trump in early 2020
The Tunnel Vision star’s career has been a mix of mainstream success, public controversies and legal issues.
His troubles culminated in 2019 when he was arrested for weapons possession and was sentenced to almost four years in federal prison. While incarcerated, he released his third studio album, Bill Israel (2020).
Former President Donald Trump would end up commuting his 46-month prison sentence in early 2020 for making a false statement to buy a firearm.
At the time, he still faced charges of criminal sexual assault in Florence, South Carolina, which prosecutors looked to aggressively pursue. But Black would plead guilty to a lesser charge of first degree assault and battery, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.
Dad role: Black already is a father to a six-year-old son from a previous relationship