Kodak Black is switching things up in a major way. On Wednesday (May 2), TMZ reported that the rapper, who's currently serving 364 days in prison after being convicted on gun and marijuana charges last month, changed his legal name.

The celeb news outlet says a Florida judge permitted Kodak to change his name from Dieuson Octave to Bill K. Kapri. Kodak's lawyer Bradford Cohen says that, in the face of his current troubles, the former XXL Freshman was simply looking for a new beginning. This name change was a way to do that.

Cohen also says that the child services investigation against Kodak has been dropped after police investigated the situation that found his son at the scene when they discovered weed and gun ammunition in Kodak's crib this past January. This news comes a couple weeks after Kodak called his latest jail stint a blessing.

"I want to thank the lord for this blessing in disguise which was sending me back to jail January 18 2018," Kodak wrote in an April 17 Instagram post. "Second I want to thank the lord again for using my advocate Bradford Cohen ( @lawronin ) as an instrument to speak through him and work diligently on my behalf."

Kodak has been getting GED tutoring since he's been behind bars. Here's to hoping the rapper makes it out of this whole thing with a positive attitude.

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