• Rapper Kodak Black arrested at Florida hip-hop festival on alleged firearms violations

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Rapper Kodak Black was arrested Saturday night in Miami Gardens, Florida, on suspicion of state and federal firearms violations, according to news reports.

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    Black, 21, who was also arrested last month at the Canadian border on gun and drug charges, was taken into custody by Miami-Dade police investigators as he arrived at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, according to WSVN-TV.

    The rapper, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, was arrested in April at the U.S.-Canadian border while crossing the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Police allegedly found an unpermitted loaded gun and marijuana during a search of Black’s vehicle.

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    Black is originally from Miramar, Florida, and is also facing criminal sexual misconduct charges in South Carolina.

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    WSVN reported the three-day Rolling Loud festival, billed as the largest hip-hop festival in the world, got off to a rocky start Friday night when concertgoers started brawling over reports of shots fired. The brawl didn’t stop show headliners Migos and Cardi B, who performed Friday night as scheduled.


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