Kodak Black Arrested on Firearms Charges on His Way to Rolling Loud

Kodak Black
Kodak Black Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg
Kodak Black’s terrible 2019 doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

The controversial Pompano Beach rapper, known for hits such as “Zeze,” “Roll in Peace,” and “Tunnel Vision,” was arrested (again) last night before his appearance at Rolling Loud on state and federal firearms charges.

The festival released a statement correcting reports that he was arrested at Rolling Loud; organizers insist he wasn't on the grounds during his arrest. "Kodak Black was not arrested at Rolling Loud. He was arrested on his way to the festival, and we have no knowledge of what led to the arrest since he was not on festival property."

Kodak, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud's main stage Saturday. Fans awaiting his performance were not notified of the arrest or the cancellation of his set. Instead, the large crowd waited more than an hour in vain, until another artist, 21 Savage, took the stage.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms spearheaded the case, with assistance from the Miami-Dade Police Department. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

This incident follows the rapper’s recent arrest at the U.S./Canada border.

For Black, the arrest is the latest in a string of many public faux pas over the past few months, which include his claim that he wanted to date the girlfriend of a slain hip-hop icon. He's also facing a trial over allegations he raped a high-school student in South Carolina.

Lil Wayne also pulled out of Rolling Loud's Saturday lineup. The rapper complained via tweet that "the Festival Police (Not Rolling Loud) made it mandatory that I had to be policed and checked to get on the stadium grounds. I do not and will not ever settle for being policed to do my job and give you guys a great show."
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James Biagiotti is a freelance music writer based in South Florida. He spends his time listening to and playing music and watching Dolphins and Marlins games.
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