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Rapper Kamaiyah arrested at airport

Oakland rapper Kamaiyah was arrested Friday at an airport in Connecticut after officials said she became "aggressive"...

Posted: May 11, 2018 3:11 PM
Updated: May 11, 2018 3:11 PM

Oakland rapper Kamaiyah was arrested Friday at an airport in Connecticut after officials said she became "aggressive" over her head gear.

The artist, whose legal name is Kamaiyah Johnson, was charged with interfering with police and second-degree breach of peace charges after an incident at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Authorities say she refused to remove her head gear

She tweeted about the arrest

According to a police report, state troopers assigned to the airport responded after TSA agents said Johnson refused to remove her head cover, which had set off an alarm at a checkpoint.

"Johnson was pulled aside and spoken to by troopers and she steadfastly refused to remove her head gear to be inspected," the report said. "She was advised unless she did as she was told by TSA, she would not be allowed to proceed through security and not allowed to fly."

The report says Johnson "continued to refuse and began to use vulgar language directed towards TSA and the Trooper on scene."

The rapper was told to leave, according to the report, but continued her alleged tirade and was placed under arrest.

Johnson tweeted about the arrest, but has since deleted the tweets.

"I'm never going to Hartford Connecticut again I had to bail out of jail for wearing a bonnet in their airport that showed me enough about what type of place it is," she wrote.

Johnson, who earlier this year was featured in a Sprite commercial with basketball star LeBron James, first came to fame in 2015 with her single "How Does It Feel."

She posted a $5,000 bond and is due back in court on June 6, the police report said.

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