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Rapper Kodak Black arrested on trespassing charges in South Florida

Black had recently been lauded for his philanthropy in South Florida, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
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Kodak Black performs at Rolling Loud Miami 2021 on July 24. Jason Koerner / Getty Images

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested on New Year's Day in Broward County, Florida, and charged with trespassing, according to local reports.

Black, who was born Octave Dieuson and then legally known as Bill Kapri after he changed his name, was taken into custody in the early hours of New Year's Day, his representatives confirmed.

Broward County sheriff's deputies said they “made contact with Bill Kapri” around 1:30 a.m. ET in the Pompano Beach area. Black is originally from Broward County.

Black bonded out at about 4 a.m.

The sheriff's department did not immediately respond to a request for information about the circumstances of Black's arrest and the trespassing accusations, which were not immediately clear.

Black had recently been lauded for his philanthropy in South Florida, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

His philanthropic gestures include paying college costs for the children of two slain FBI agents, paying funeral costs for a police officer in South Carolina and honoring Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Meadow Pollack by donating $100,000 to the Nova Southeastern University law school in her memory, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Black also made headlines when former President Donald Trump commuted his sentence for falsifying records related to a gun purchase in Miami. At the time, Black had served about half of a 3½-year sentence.