UPDATE: The Florida rapper was arrested after a car chase.
Kodak Black was arrested yesterday (April 21) and footage of the 18-year-old being taken into custody surfaced on social media. Today (April 22), NBC South Florida reports that the Institution rapper was arrested after a car chase.
The rapper is facing charges for weapon or ammunition possession by a convicted felon, marijuana possession, several traffic violations and eluding an officer.
Officers approached Kodak Black and a passenger in their car after they witnessed the two purchasing marijuana. The rapper drove away and a car chase ensued. The police lost the car, then found it parked in front of a house and confronted the two men. As they neared, Black threw an object that turned out to be a glock 23 .40 caliber pistol into a dumpster.
He is being held on more than $5,000 bond.
(This article was first published on April 21, 2016 and is as follows.)
Kodak Black has been arrested, according to a video post from DJ Akademiks on Twitter made today (April 21).
It has not been reported what charges the the Pompano Beach, Florida rapper is facing. The footage shows him in handcuffs being escorted to a police SUV. Someone in the crowd shouts “Kodak” and another yells “Project Baby,” which is the name of his 2013 mixtape.
The rapper was arrested in October on robbery and assault charges.
Kodak Black is one of HipHopDX’s “Top Artists To Watch For In 2016.” He received attention when Drake co-signed him on Instagram. Kodak Black appeared on “Lockjaw,” a cut from French Montana’s Wave Gods mixtape. He released the Institution mixtape in December.
Watch the video of Kodak Black’s arrest below:
Kodak Black was just arrested. pic.twitter.com/MLpKyLZz0L
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) April 21, 2016