NBA Youngboy arrested with 15 others on gun, drug charges in Louisiana
NBA Youngboy hit the charts big this year but has now been arrested in his hometown and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Yaya Mayweather may be pregnant
His name means Never Broke Again but it appears that NBA YoungBoy wasn’t confident that a hip-hop career could fulfill his financial goals. According to multiple reports, the 20-year-old rap star born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden was arrested in Louisiana yesterday in a raid that scooped up 15 other people in Gaulden’s Baton Rouge hometown.
Just this month, Gaulden was celebrating “Top,” his third #1 record this year, reported the New York Times. Now he’s implicated in what is suspected to be a drug operation in the Southern city. As reported by Louisiana’s WBRC, Gaulden was arrested when concerned neighbors led police to an abandoned lot on Chippewa Street, where they say it appeared a video was being made.
Police identified what they claim were two gangs – Never Broke Again and Bottom Boy Guerillas, some of whom fled when police approached. Three cars were searched with permission and seven others were searched after a judge signed a warrant. Police said they found multiple firearms, including an AK-47, scales, three grams of marijuana that appeared to be packaged for sale, and small doses of hydrocodone and Xanax. Seven other firearms were discarded in grass near the lot.
Gaulden was among members of the group who had large amounts of cash on his person – he was carrying $47K in cash.
Although it’s unclear whether or not he was bailed out, his lawyer, James P. Manasseh, released a statement to press that read:
“It is important to remember that when someone is arrested for a crime it does not mean they are guilty of anything.
Kentrell Gaulden is innocent of the crimes he was arrested for yesterday evening. He did not possess any firearms nor did he possess any controlled dangerous substances.
Law enforcement arrived on scene without any evidence of a crime occurring and immediately detained 15-20 young black men solely based on an alleged tip that firearms were present on the scene. We still have the Second Amendment in the United States.
The immediate detention of these black men was illegal in that it violated their Constitutional rights. The subsequent searches conducted by law enforcement were also illegal.
Even with the illegal searches that were conducted, no firearms or controlled dangerous substances were found on Mr. Gaulden’s person or in his immediate control.
Mr. Gaulden is innocent of the charges he was booked on last night and looks forward to defending himself as such,” the statement concluded.
As his lawyer stated, Gaulden is a suspect but has not been convicted of any crime. However, he has faced charges in the past. As the New York Times reported, at 17, he was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, pleading guilty in that case. Last year, he spent 90 days in jail after his arrest after a shootout in Florida.
Gaulden, now 20, told the judge in his 2017 case that he was trying to do better.
“I was trying to tell her like, I’m changed and I’m trying to do better,” he told a reporter from The Fader in 2017. “I’m trying to do the right fuckin’ thing. I just can’t do stupid shit. But it’s scary — you be scared to do anything.”
Gaulden has also had some drama with the women in his life, which culminated in the arrest of Yaya Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather‘s 19-year-old daughter. In April, she is alleged to have stabbed one of Gaulden’s children’s mothers. Now it appears she is also pregnant as Mayweather revealed what appeared to be a baby bump just hours after Gaulden’s arrest.
However, if Mayweather is pregnant, no one from his camp or hers has confirmed the baby was fathered by Gaulden.
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