Kodak Black hasn’t let a little thing like getting arrested at the Canadian-United States border stop him from getting paid. The Florida rapper has capitalized off of his recent controversies—whether they come from rap beefs or legal issues—and has created a platform where he’s in the headlines almost daily. His recent run-in with the law occurred just a few days ago when he tried to re-enter the U.S. after attempting to trek from Detroit to Boston by traveling through Canada and into New York. While he was reportedly about to make his way into the U.S., he was stopped and searched at the New York border. He and his entourage were found with marijuana and loaded weapons.
The rapper paid his $20K bond and upon release, he got right back to work. He was forced to cancel two shows due to his brief incarceration, but yesterday he dropped the video for his much talked about single “Expeditiously” and has a number of shows lined up. However, TMZ reports that Kodak may have to rethink his upcoming Canadian concerts because it looks like he could be denied entry into America’s friendly neighbors up north.
According to the publication, Kodak is scheduled to perform in Montreal on Monday and Toronto on Tuesday, but the Canada Border Service Agency tells them that “anyone crossing the border into Canada must demonstrate that they meet the requirements to enter or stay in the country, and involvement in criminal activity is grounds to bar someone from entering.”
Yet, those eligible for entry, even with criminal records, are considered on a case-by-case basis. People determined to have felony charges or a serious criminal history will catch more resistance when at the border. However, even if Kodak is rejected, he could request a Temporary Resident Permit, but even then, with his history, it could be like fighting a losing battle.