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Rapper Kan a.k.a. Gami accused of possessing marijuana

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested popular rapper Kan a.k.a. Gami over the alleged possession of marijuana, reports Kyodo News (May 7).

On May 2, the 41-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kunihiko Kawakami, allegedly possessed an unspecified amount of marijuana in Shinjuku Ward.

Police did not reveal whether Kawakami admits to the allegations.

Kan a.k.a. Gami

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.”