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.
This Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 arrest photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Fla., shows Dieuson Octave, also known as the rapper Kodak Black. Octave has been ordered held without bond on Friday, Jan 19, 20187, facing seven felony charges that include child neglect and drug possession. He is also charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Broward Judge Joel Lazarus ordered him held in jail because he was already on probation. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
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.”