Rapper Posts Live Video on Instagram Showing Guns, Drugs... and Police Arresting Him


Florida sheriffs arrested Dieuson Octave, better known as rapper Kodak Black, on Thursday while the artist was in the middle of an Instagram Live video.

WPLG reported the 20-year-old, who was already on probation for previous criminal convictions, faces multiple charges including grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, child neglect, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of probation violation.

According to police documents, when officers arrived at his home, Octave and some associates were in a bathroom rolling joints and playing with a handgun.

Octave’s Instagram Live video demonstrated the rapper was clearly in violation of his probation and endangering his infant son, which prompted the Broward County sheriffs’ raid.

Among other issues, the video showed the rapper’s son brought in the room just inches away from a lit joint and gun, The Daily Mail reported.

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Octave is forbidden from having narcotics or firearms in his home.

In addition to the marijuana, sheriffs also discovered Glock and Beretta handguns along with ammunition.

As the video continued, Broward County sheriffs entered the bathroom, and one officer got into an argument with Octave about whether the hip-hop artist needed to hand over his phone.

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“Your phone’s part of the search warrant. You’re not going to get your phone back,” the sheriff tells Octave.

The video has been taken down from Octave’s Instagram account, which has 5 million followers, but not before the footage was taken from the site and re-posted on other social media outlets. It has since gone viral.


Octave, who is of Haitian descent, has a lengthy police rap sheet.

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“In 2015, Octave was arrested in Pompano Beach (Florida) on charges of robbery, battery, two counts of false imprisonment of a child under 13 years of age, three counts of false imprisonment of an adult, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana,” according to WPLG.

Two arrests followed in 2016 with convictions for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, fleeing from law enforcement, armed robbery and false imprisonment.

Octave was sentenced to house arrest, anger management classes, community service and five years probation.

A judge ordered Octave be held without bail at the Broward County jail pending further court proceedings.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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