Black Nut Receives Sentence For Defamation Against KittiB
Rapper Black Nut has received his sentence for sexual insults against fellow rapper KittiB.
On January 10, the Seoul Central District Court sentenced Black Nut to two years of probation, with the possibility of a six-month prison sentence if he commits a repeat offense during his probation period, and ordered 160 hours of community service.
During the trial, the court stated, “The defendant persistently mocked the victim and inflicted additional damage. We have not seen any remorse or regret in the course of the trial. Despite considering the characteristics of the hip hop genre, the vulgarity [of his expressions] and sexual insults posted on social media constitute contempt.”
Black Nut has pleaded not guilty to demeaning or insulting KittiB, and the possibility of an appeal remains. His lawyer stated, “We will decide whether to appeal or not after reviewing the reasons and legal principles of the ruling in detail.” During this trial, Black Nut commented, “I hope people who do hip hop music can express their feelings more freely.”
In June 2017, KittiB sued Black Nut for defamation for making sexual remarks about her in his song “Too Real.” She also added charges that Black Nut explicitly insulted her while performing a total of four times in 2016 and 2017. Her second complaint added contempt, and it was merged with the existing lawsuit.
In January 2018, Black Nut was formally indicted for defamation against KittiB by the Seoul Central Prosecutor’s Office. Then in October 2018, prosecution demanded one year in prison with two years of probation for Black Nut at a hearing.