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Lil Uzi Defends Kodak Black After Drug Arrest Despite Being Dissed By Him Before

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It's not often that a rapper will comment on another artist's legal troubles. Lil Uzi broke this barrier and posted a strong take on Kodak Black's recent drug arrest, despite having been dissed by him before…

Yak was arrested earlier this month when police reportedly found 31 oxycodone pills and nearly $75k in cash during a traffic stop in Florida, prompting drug possession and trafficking charges. Kodak was then placed under house arrest, though he's allowed to leave to perform.

He even went viral following his set at Rolling Loud Miami where he was filmed shooting his shot with Brittany Renner in an interview. (Renner has 4.7 million IG followers and is known for her unapologetic rants about relationships and being the baby mama of NBA player PJ Washington.)

Kodak opened up about his frustration with authorities in his loosie "Haitian Scarface" and claimed he had a prescription for the oxy pills. "And I guess I'm a drug lord, got caught with a few pills I got a prescription for / B***h, y'all know I got shot a few months ago."

He added in a tweet that he feels like he's being racially profiled despite helping out the Pompano Beach community: "I'm being racially profiled and as a black man in America I deserve my freedom, especially with everything I do for my community I should be getting love, respect and support from the authorities! To move freely, not getting arrested for expired tag and dark windows."

Uzi caught wind of the situation and was quick to remind fans that Yak was shot in the leg outside of Justin Bieber's Super Bowl party earlier this year, so it would make sense if he had prescription painkillers. He also encouraged Kodak to stay blessed and keep pushing ahead.

Making the show of support a bit surprising is that Kodak blatantly dissed Uzi about five years ago during an IG Live freestyle: "I don't even listen to Uzi / These n****s d**k in the booty." But Uzi shrugged at the words and said he liked Yak, who was his XXL Freshman classmate in 2016.

Uzi's tweet earned replies from Lil Baby and NLE Choppa, too. Choppa called out state attorneys in Broward County – where cities like Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale are located – for being corrupt and racist.

He was locked up there for burglary and weapons charges last year.