Rapper Kodak Black arrested in Florida on multiple charges
Jan. 19, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say rapper Kodak Black was arrested several days after a guest at his Florida home live-streamed people handling marijuana and a handgun around an infant.
A Broward Sheriff's Office report says deputies arrested the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, after executing a search warrant at his Pembroke Pines home on Thursday. Octave was ordered held without bail during a Friday hearing because he was already on probation.
The arrest report says the video was streamed Saturday on Instagram, and the Thursday search of his home found more drugs and weapons.
Octave faces seven felony charges. They include child neglect, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and marijuana possession.
A lawyer for Octave wasn't listed on jail records.
Octave is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Florence, South Carolina, hotel room in 2016. He has been jailed several times in Broward County after violating probation.
His song "Tunnel Vision" peaked at number 6 on Billboard's Hot 100 last March.
Another song — "No Flockin" — is often cited as an influence on Cardi B's hit song "Bodak Yellow."