Baton Rouge, LA – YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday night (September 28) along with 15 other people. WAFB-9 reports the chart-topping rapper is facing a number of drug, felony possession and stolen firearms charges.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office website, YoungBoy (real name Kentrell Gaulden) was booked on Tuesday morning (September 29).
Charges include possession of a schedule 1 drug (which can include LSD, marijuana, ecstasy or heroin), distribution/manufacturing of a schedule 2 drug (which can include prescription pain killers such as Vicodin or Oxycontin as well as cocaine or methamphetamine) and distribution/manufacturing of a schedule 4 drug (Xanax or other substances lower in abuse potential).
Video of the scene shows police detaining YoungBoy during what appeared to be a video shoot. The 20-year-old artist allegedly had a gun on set and was ultimately taken into custody after a search. The other 15 people face similar charges.
YoungBoy has had multiple run-ins with the law over the years. In May 2019, he was involved in a fatal shooting near Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. He was arrested following a court hearing after District Judge Bonnie Jackson ruled one of his social media posts involving the incident constituted a probation violation — despite the fact he was the target and not the triggerman.
Then in April, YoungBoy was at the center of a violent altercation between Floyd Mayweather’s daughter and the mother of his child.
But 2020 has seen some incredible wins for YoungBoy as well. Earlier this month, he earned his another No. 1 Billboard 200 album with Top, his third in less than a year. AI YoungBoy 2 landed in the coveted spot in 2019 while 38 Baby 2 hit No. 1 in May.
YoungBoy is still in custody and will be expected in court soon.