POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida rapper Kodak Black was arrested overnight in Pompano Beach.
Black was on Instagram live at the time of his arrest. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Instagram video showed drug paraphernalia and a weapon in his home around an infant.
Police searched the home, then took him into custody. The rapper’s arrest was also streamed live on his Instagram.
“Your phone is part of the search warrant. You’re not getting your phone back,” said an officer in the video.
Black appeared at the Broward County Courthouse, Friday morning.
He has been hit with seven felony charges, including grand theft of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, marijuana possession, child neglect without great bodily harm and probation violations from two previous arrests.
The probation violations come with no bond, meaning a special hearing would be needed for a judge to consider releasing Black.
The 20-year-old rapper, whose his real name is Dieuson Octave, grew up in Pompano Beach.
“Mr. Octave was arrested yesterday,” said Black’s attorney Brad Cohen. “We’re gonna let the process play out. There’s several defenses to the arrest that was made, and we’re gonna handle it in due course, like anything. I’ve been working with Mr. Octave over the past six months. He’s made great strides, and this is of course a step back, but we’re gonna handle it, and we’re gonna raise the defenses that we need to raise.”
A shelter hearing was held Friday where custody of Black’s 2-year-old son was granted to the boy’s mother.
“If I asked you can you take your child home with you today, would your answer be ‘yes’ or ‘no?’ said the judge.
Black responded saying that he can’t due to the current circumstances.
Black is currently being held at the Broward County Jail without bond.
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