Now his mother, Marcelene Simmons, has recruited famed attorney Benjamin Crump for answers, and they held a press conference on Wednesday.
In November, Black was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for lying on a federal gun application.
The 22-year-old has been locked up at Miami Federal Department of Corrections, where he claimed he was drugged by correctional officers there.
“On October 29th I was laced with an unknown substance here in Miami FDC,” read the message from last month. “That substance gave me an out of body experience and had me feeling like I was possessed and dying slowly.”
Then in a message that was posted to Black’s Instagram page on Jan. 17, it said the rapper had been denied a visit with his mother and gotten some of his privileges taken away for no reason.
“They are strategically killing me slowly in here. I have been humiliated over and over again,” some of that message read.
On Wednesday Crump — who became nationally known after he represented Trayvon Martin‘s family — said he planned to meet with the rapper Wednesday morning to check on his well-being and discuss the alleged mistreatment.
But he and his legal team learned shortly before the press conference that Black had been moved to a federal facility in Kentucky.
“We know something happened in that prison,” said Crump. “She [Simmons] wants to make sure that while he’s in their custody that he doesn’t end up dead. … We believe they intentionally moved him so he couldn’t meet with his attorneys.”
“So we’re here trying to get to the truth of what happened to Kodak Black and his mother is demanding the truth,” he added.
Simmons also spoke at the press conference.
“If my son die, I’m going to kill myself too. Please, please, I need help,” she cried.
Black was arrested on May 11, 2019, for falsifying the gun application and was taken into custody while he was on his way to perform at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami.