Categories: CrimeJapanNews

0.5 grams of marijuana lands rapper Kan a.k.a. Gami in hotter water

Suspect told police that he does ‘not remember possessing marijuana’

CHIBA (TR) – Popular rapper Kan a.k.a. Gami, who is out on bail after being accused of possessing marijuana earlier this year, has been arrested again for the same crime, police said, reports Sports Nippon (July 7).

On June 15, the 42-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kunihiko Kawakami, allegedly possessed 0.5 grams of marijuana — valued at around 3,000 yen — at a residence in Narita City.

The residence has an unspecified connection to Kawakami, who denied the allegations upon his arrest. “I don’t remember possessing marijuana,” the suspect was quoted by police.

Kunihiko Kawakami (Twitter)

The arrest is his second this year. On May 2, the rapper allegedly possessed an unspecified amount of marijuana in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. After his arrest later that same month, he was released on bail.

A native of Niigata Prefecture, Kawakami formed the hip-hop group MSC in 2000. Two years later, he took first place in a battle rap contest at the B-Boy Park hip-hop festival. He regularly appears on the TV Asahi program “Hiphop Dungeon.”

Tokyo Reporter Staff

The editorial team at The Tokyo Reporter brings the site's readership the latest news from the under side of Japan.

Leave a Comment
Published by

Recent Posts

Hokkaido: Susukino bars taking coronavirus prevention measures

‘I want to take all possible measures to prevent infections so that customers enjoy themselves…

17 hours ago

Mie police seek help in identifying woman found strangled

On Tuesday, police released portrait sketches of the woman in which she is shown with…

21 hours ago

Kochi: Corpse of newborn found floating at port

Umbilical cord was still attached, police said

22 hours ago

Kobe butcher chain suspected of falsely labeling tons of beef as wagyu

‘Consumers do not understand what meat is supposed to taste like," Koichi Kaizaki told a…

2 days ago

University student accused of molesting woman in Ota

When the suspect grabbed her, she was checking her mailbox, police said

2 days ago

Suspected illicit photographer plunges to death from Nakano apartment building

Man leaped from his 20th floor balcony upon the arrival of police

2 days ago