Over the weekend, Rolling Loud kicked off its 5th annual musical festival in the Sunshine State, which, in turn, encouraged a wave of tourists, fans and celebrities to invade the city of Miami. However, amid the influx of concertgoers, Florida officials were on high alert, in an attempt to keep city residents, as well as the festival attendees, safe.
As a result, most were monitored, while others were arrested, including rapper Kodak Black and Phoenix Suns’ Josh Jackson, in two separate incidents.
In the first incident, which occurred on Friday, Jackson was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and escape after an “off-regular-duty” officer noticed Jackson trying to enter the Rolling Loud VIP section without authorized access. According to the police report, Jackson was told “multiple times that he could not enter the area without the proper pass.
Upon further request, Jackson left the area, but later returned and again tried to gain access to the area. That’s when the incident escalated. As officials tried to escort Jackson away from the area, he reportedly pulled away, forcing police to handcuff him. Although the officer then instructed Jackson to stay put, he reportedly stood up, walked away and fled the scene. He was later found, detained, identified, and taken into custody, where he later posted a $1,000 bond.
In the other incident, which occurred on Saturday ahead of his scheduled set, Kodak Black was arrested after officials said he falsified gun applications on two different occasions. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, officials say Black lied on applications in January and March, claiming he was not under any indictment, when in fact, the rapper was indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen in 2016.
Now, as a result, his attorney is looking to get to the bottom of the entire ordeal, saying, “We need to see the evidence in order to fully evaluate the claims made against him.”
Black is currently in custody and expected to stand before a judge on Wednesday.