Kodak Black is arrested in Florida on New Year’s Day on trespassing charges… after he went to rehab for violating his probation
- The 33-year-old rapper was arrested in Pompano Beach, where he grew up
- He was approached by police around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday
- Black’s lawyer claimed he was arrested after doing charitable deeds in the area
- He was allegedly served a cease-and-desist letter months earlier
- The rapper was released on a $25 bond later in the day
- It’s unclear if the arrest will affect the artist’s ongoing probation
Kodak Black was arrested on Saturday in Pompano Beach, Florida, for allegedly trespassing, law enforcement authorities have revealed.
The rapper — who has had several recent run-ins with the law — was taken into custody around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
However, the 24-year-old musician’s lawyer downplayed the severity of the arrest, which would amount to a misdemeanor, while speaking to TMZ later in the day.
More legal trouble: Kodak Black, 33, was arrested on Saturday in Pompano Beach, Florida, for allegedly trespassing, law enforcement authorities have revealed; seen in April 2021 in a South Carolina courthouse
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies announced that officers ‘made contact with Bill Kapri [Black’s real name]’ in Golden Acres, a neighborhood in Pompano Beach where he was raised.
The charge appears to be only a misdemeanor, and the rapper was set free after paying a $25 bond.
Deputies didn’t initially explain why Black was apprehended in the first place, but his lawyer Bradford Cohen claimed to TMZ the arrest was related to a four-month-old cease and desist letter.
According to Cohen, Black was in the area to spend time with friends, but he also planned to visit five families in the area to pay off their credit card debt.
Old news? Deputies didn’t initially explain why Black was apprehended, but his lawyer Bradford Cohen claimed to TMZ that the arrest was related to a four-month-old cease and desist letter; seen in September 2021 in Miami
While he was in the area, police reportedly arrested the musician and told him he was violating a cease and desist letter sent by the area’s Housing Authority.
The conflict between Black and the Housing Authority appears to go back to July, when he delivered and installed air conditioning units to a housing project in Pompano Beach.
In September, the Pompano Beach Authority sent him the cease and desist letter for delivering the air conditions and for shooting a music video and playing loud muic on the property.