Should the NHL have given Kodak Black a five-minute major penalty for spearing?
The 24-year-old rapper attended Tuesday night’s game between the Canucks and Panthers, not all that surprising considering he is a native of Pompano Beach, Fla. Kodak Black (legal name Bill Kapri) watched part of the game with a woman from their rinkside seats, and they were seen multiple times on the FLA Live Arena Jumbotron.
Kodak Black and the woman eventually made their way up to a suite, and that’s when things got, uh, interesting. While the Panthers were busy dominating the Canucks, the pair appeared to be engaging in their own physical activity. A video posted by a fan sitting on the opposite side of the arena led some Twitter users to believe that Kodak Black was having sex with the woman during a live NHL game.
I think Kodak found something better to do at the Panthers game pic.twitter.com/oZlUn06tt3
— D (@David954FLA) January 12, 2022
However, the theory was quickly debunked after Bally Sports reporter Katie Gaus revealed that it was “just twerking.” The Sunrise Police Department later confirmed that Kodak Black didn’t perform any illegal acts. He was only “being young and having fun” with the woman, per WPLG Local 10 in Miami.
Kodak Black also posted a video showing that both he and the woman were fully clothed while dancing together in the suite.
The Panthers and NHL promoted Kodak Black’s presence during the game, but they appeared to avoid any mentions of him on social media after the video went viral. ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski reached out to both the Panthers and league for comment on the incident, but he had not heard back from them as of Wednesday afternoon.
hockey images that precede unfortunate events pic.twitter.com/jfEqQw0YMC
— Gaby (@hockeynuisance) January 12, 2022
The Panthers won 5-2, their sixth victory in their last seven games. Fortunately for everyone, all scoring and stick-handling was done on the ice.