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Added: January 26, 2022
Kodak Black was arrested on Saturday in Pompano Beach, , 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 .
However, the 24-year-old musician’s lawyer downplayed the severity of the arrest, which would am
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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.
Arrested: Black (real name: Bill Kahan Kapri) was taken into custody around 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day before being released on a $25 bond; seen in April 2021 in a South Carolina courthouse
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 mortgage company Beach Authority sent him the cease and desist letter for delivering the air conditions and for shooting a music video and playing loud music on the property.
But at the time, Black’s lawyer said he hadn’t filmed a music video, and there had only been music playing at a reasonable volume.
He also blasted the Housing Authority for opposing the air conditioner delivery.
Unwanted: Black was sent a cease and desist letter in September after he donated air conditioners to a housing project in the area, and that letter appears to be why he was arrested for trespassing; seen in 2018 in NYC
In a more conciliatory follow-up statement, a representative for the Housing Authority called the donation ‘extremely generous and admirable gesture,’ though they said the main concern was over the air conditioners being installed in accordance with safety guidelines.
They also claimed that all residents in the project already had air conditioners.
Cohen claims that Black shouldn’t have been arrested, as he says that his client wasn’t properly served the cease and desist letter.
According to him, the letter was sent to Black’s record label when it should have been given to him personally.
He also alleged that the letter referred to Black’s conduct during his air conditioner donation and didn’t say he wasn’t allowed to be in the area, therefore it should not have been used as an excuse to arrest him.
So far, it’s unclear if Black’s brush with the law could have consequences for his ongoing probation.
Out of line? Black’s lawyer says the letter shouldn’t have been an excuse to arrest him, as it was sent to his label and not him personally, and it didn’t specifically bar him from being in the neighborhood; seen in October in NYC
His latest run-in with the law comes after Black’s lawyer said he was ‘clean and sober’ after completing a 90-day court-ordered stay at a treatment facility earlier in December.
The musician had left rehab and was ‘prepping to get back on the road’ to pick up his career once again after failing a drug test months