Unruly Kodak Black fans caused a disturbance Wednesday night at the House of Blues in Boston after the Florida-based rapper unexpectedly canceled his show following his arrest on drug and gun charges.
Boston police said they responded to the 15 Lansdowne St. venue at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call for a sexual assault. When they arrived, officers found a large group "displaying generally unruly behavior" in response to the canceled concert.
They said there were about 200 people outside of the venue and 800 others inside at the time of the incident. Officials called for backup and were able to clear the scene in approximately 30 minutes.
Samuel Simmons, 20, of Newton, Massachusetts, was arrested for allegedly pushing and punching members of the House of Blues security staff while attempting to regain entry through an emergency exit door. He was scheduled to appear in Roxbury District Court on Thursday on charges of assault and battery, trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Police ultimately located the victim of the reported sexual assault inside the club and escorted them outside to a waiting ambulance for treatment and evaluation. Police did not release any additional information on that incident.
A licensed premises violation was issued to the House of Blues for both the sexual assault and the altercation outside.
Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, was arrested in Ontario, Canada, about an hour prior to the disturbance.
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Officials out of Niagara County were called to the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge for suspects being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for allegedly having weapons and drugs in their Cadillac.
Kapri, who was driving the vehicle, allegedly had marijuana in his possession, according to New York State Police.
The Cadillac was found to have had a Glock 9mm pistol inside that was possessed unlawfully in New York, according to a customs spokesperson.
Kapri, along with two others in the vehicle, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession or marijuana. He was released from a jail in New York State on Thursday and left jail covering his face with cash.
This isn't the rapper's first run-in with the law. He was arrested and spent time in a Florida jail last year after a video showed people handling marijuana and a gun around an infant.
The House of Blues tweeted Wednesday night that the concert was postponed "due to unforeseen circumstances," and that new dates would be announced as soon as possible.