Kodak Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was arrested Saturday night (May 11) on weapons charges. He was apprehended prior to his scheduled performance at the 2019 Rolling Loud Festival at Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium.
The controversial rapper is facing state and federal charges following an investigation by U.S. Marshals, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Miami-Dade Police Department’s North Side Gang Unit. According to the Miami Herald, U.S. Marshals called it an “extensive investigation.”
Just obtained photo of Bill Kapri, AKA Rapper Kodak Black after he was arrested tonight. Official statement from Marshals: after an extensive investigation conducted by the US Marshals, ATF, and Miami Dade PD North Side Gang Unit, Kapri, was arrested as he arrived… pic.twitter.com/IHVzAoNStI
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 12, 2019
A photo of Kodak in custody was posted on social media by WSVN reporter Brian Entin. Kodak’s attorney Bradford Cohen condemned law enforcement for making the image available to the public.
“I think the actions of the [police] in taking a photo of him in the police station in handcuffs and selling it or giving it to WSVN is a disgusting display of unprofessionalism,” Cohen told The Sun-Sentinel.
Kodak’s latest arrest only adds to his legal troubles. Last month, he was arrested on drug and weapons charges in New York at the U.S. and Canada border. He is also awaiting trial on rape charges in South Carolina.