(AllHipHop News) Embattled rapper Kodak Black has been granted permission to postpone his upcoming rape trial in South Carolina.
The rapper, born Dieuson Octave, was charged with first-degree sexual assault earlier this month and ordered to submit DNA samples amid claims suggesting he had forced himself upon a teenage girl in February 2016.
The alleged victim didn't immediately report the incident to police but told a nurse at her high school, who eventually passed along the information to authorities at the Florence County Sheriff's Office.
Kodak was arrested in November 2016 and was released on $100,000 bail.
The case was due to be heard at trial later this year, but the 21-year old's lawyers applied for extra time to prepare their argument, and as prosecutors didn't object, the request was approved by the judge.
It's not yet clear when Kodak is next due in court to face the accusations, but if convicted, he faces up to 30 years behind bars.
The Florida native is no stranger to the law, having served time in youth detention centers.
He has also faced multiple felony charges.
His most recent arrest occurred last week when he was busted on drugs and weapons charges while attempting to enter the U.S. from Canada.
The rapper's legal trouble forced him to miss a scheduled concert in Boston, Massachusetts. He was released on a $20,000 cash bond.