Rapper Kodak Black had to cancel shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut last-minute after he was arrested at the U.S. border for possession of marijuana and weapons.
He was slated to perform in Boston at the House of Blues on Wednesday, but last-minute, as fans were waiting outside the venue, he cancelled. At the time, TMZ reported that several members of Black’s team were confused about the cancellation and couldn’t get in touch with the rapper or the team he was traveling with. He had just performed in Detroit last Saturday, but between the weekend and Wednesday night, he seemed to go off the radar.
Fans chant “fuck Kodak Black” after he didn’t show up for his show in Boston because he was allegedly arrested pic.twitter.com/9BSQSdpTX0
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Turns out, he was arrested trying to enter the U.S. border from Canada. According to TMZ, Black blames his GPS for entering Canada when it put him on the “most direct” route through New York and Canada to get to Boston. While he presented his passport and successfully made it into Canada, he had trouble entering back into the U.S. through New York’s Niagra Falls when cops found a Glock 9mm pistol and marijuana in his car, along with three guns and more marijuana in his team’s car.
Black was able to post his $20,000 cash bond and left jail hiding behind a wad of cash in front of his face. He ultimately cancelled the show at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort and Casino last night, but is set to perform in Philadelphia tonight. It is unknown at this time if the Massachusetts and Connecticut shows will be rescheduled.
This isn’t the first time the rapper has made headlines; he is currently facing a charge for allegedly raping a woman after a 2016 concert in Florence. While a trial was tentatively set for April, it has been continued with no news of a new date at this time.
Black is currently touring in support of his 2018 record Dying To Live. Earlier this year, he released two tracks, “Pimpin Ain’t Easy” and “Calling My Spirit.” View upcoming tour dates and find tickets to see him at a show this year via Ticket Club.