NBA rapper YoungBoy arrested in Utah on weapons and drug charges – NBC News

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NBA rapper YoungBoy arrested in Utah on weapons and drug charges – NBC News


YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested in Utah on six charges, including possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and a pattern of unlawful activity – both Class 2 felony charges.

The 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden and who previously went by the name NBA YoungBoy, was arrested by the Cache County Sheriff’s Office at 2:50 p.m., according to police records. No bail has been set.

YoungBoy’s less serious charges include acquiring or attempting to acquire drugs/prescriptions, identity fraud, forgery, and possession of other controlled substances.

The Louisiana-born rap star, who has memorable appearances on songs by Migos, Juice Wrld and Tyler, the Creator, was under strict house arrest after two arrests while filming a music video in 2020. He was charged in March 2021 after being arrested in possession of two firearms. 16 people were arrested on drug and weapons charges while filming a music video in an abandoned lot. YoungBoy is still awaiting trial on these gun-related charges.

In December, a federal judge eased the conditions of his house arrest so YoungBoy could access mental health treatment, but the “Make No Sense” rapper’s request to spend more time in the recording studio was dismissed. rejected.

In 2022, YoungBoy was found not guilty of “knowingly” possessing a firearm in a separate arrest related to a 2021 incident in Los Angeles. The rapper was stopped by the LAPD and arrested after a brief foot chase, when officers discovered a gun under the passenger seat of his car.

During that trial, a district court judge ruled to exclude the use of YoungBoy’s lyrics as evidence. In 2023, the rapper said in a Billboard cover story that he regretted his violent lyrics and was considering becoming a Mormon.

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