Rapper Arrested After Refusing to Remove Head Cover at Bradley: Police

State police arrested a rapper at Bradley Airport Friday morning after she refused to remove her headgear, according to state police, and the woman Tweeted that she is never going to Hartford again after she had to bail out of jail for wearing a bonnet at the airport.


Police said they responded to Bradley Airport at 6:02 a.m. Friday after receiving reports that a passenger was refusing to follow instructions from the TSA at the security checkpoint.

Kamaiyah Johnson, 26, of Marina Delray, California, was refusing to remove her head cover after it set off an alarm, so she was pulled aside and would not remove her headgear so it could be inspected, according to state police.

State police said they then told her that she would not be allowed to fly unless she did as TSA instructed.

Johnson refused and “began to use vulgar language,” refused to remove the headgear and was “aggressive with her language and body posture,” according to a report from state police.

As police tried to take her into custody, Johnson resisted arrest, according to police.

She was charged with interfering with an officer, resisting arrest and second-degree breach of peace.

Kamaiyah performed at Coachella this year and Paper listed her as one of the 10 rising artists not to miss at the music festival.

Bond was set at $5,000. She is due back in court on June 6.

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