Rapper Kodak Black is accused of sexual assault in South Carolina after being held in prison in Florida.
The 19-year-old rapper will face charges for sexual battery stemming from an incident at a hotel in Florence, South Carolina in May.
The news comes a week after Black was sentenced to a year of house arrest in Florida for multiple criminal charges, but held in jail when it was discovered he had two outstanding arrest warrants in his name.
Kodak Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, is a young rapper who has received considerable hype and critical acclaim.
He is the son of Haitian immigrants and grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Black rose through the ranks of the local rap scene, developing a significant internet following, but shot to fame after a video surfaced of superstar rapper Drake dancing along with Kodak Black’s 2015 single “SKRT.”
He now has over 300,000 subscribers on his YouTube page with millions of hits on some videos.
Soon after Drake put the rapper on the map, Black was signed by mega-label Atlantic Records.
Black performed a show at Club Compound, 2729 E. Palmetto Street, in Florence on Feb. 6, according to Drew Brown, promoter and owner of We On Ent., a South Carolina entertainment company.
It was a popular weekend — Francis Marion University’s homecoming — and Brown wanted an artist who would draw a crowd. Kodak Black did that.
“About 1,200 to 1,300 people came out to see him,”
What happened next is the subject of a criminal investigation.
Black is accused of sexual battery at a Comfort Suites hotel about 15 minutes from the club where he performed.
In South Carolina, a criminal sexual conduct charge can occur under a number of circumstances.
A victim could be forced to have sex through aggravated force, during a kidnapping or while physically helpless due to the influence of a controlled substance.
The crime carries a punishment of up to 30 years in prison.
Police have released no further details about the incident.