Why was NBA YoungBoy arrested? Rapper sniffed out by LAPD K-9 unit while fleeing on foot after car chase
Kentrell Gaulden, better known by his stage name YoungBoy NBA (Never Broke Again), was arrested on March 22. While the story of his arrest is still in development from the time of writing this article, according to a report by TMZ, YoungBoy was taken into federal custody by the LAPD after a pursuit broke out. The police, along with the feds, attempted to pull over a vehicle that was driven by the rapper and he was stopped due to an outstanding federal warrant, according to TMZ.
At that moment, his apprehension was not successful as the rapper drove away and a short pursuit ensued. After the chase and once the car was stopped, police said that the rapper got out and started running on foot.
According to law enforcement sources, a perimeter was set up and a K-9 dog was used to locate YoungBoy. The dog did not bite him but did sniff him out and he was then apprehended. According to reports, the police found a firearm in the car but it hasn't been confirmed if it was YoungBoy's or not.
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NBA YoungBoy is a rapper and singer-songwriter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with an increasingly successful career. From 2015 and before being signed with his label Atlantic Records in 2017, YoungBoy released eight independent mixtapes and steadily garnered a cult following through his work.
In 2018, the rapper released the single 'Outside Today', which peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was the lead single for his debut studio album 'Until Death Call My Name' (2018) that also impacted the charts, peaking at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200. YoungBoy's first chart-topping project was 'AI YoungBoy 2' (2019), which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
It is unclear what crime the outstanding arrest warrant was for exactly but this is not the first time the rapper has run into trouble with the law. In 2016, just before a concert in Austin, Texas, YoungBoy was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder after US Marshals accused him of jumping out of a vehicle and opening fire on a group of people on a South Baton Rouge street.
Speaking of his incarceration from 2016 to 2017, YoungBoy expressed, "I don't think they really target, but if you got a name, they know who you is, you do something, they gonna come get you, and whoever you're with and whatever they do, you're accountable for it just because you got the biggest name. That's how that sh*t go."
In 2018, he was reportedly arrested before a concert at The Moon Nightclub in Tallahassee. YoungBoy had a warrant in the State of Georgia for allegedly committing assault, weapons violations and kidnapping.
Then in September last year, YoungBoy was among 16 people reportedly arrested in Baton Rouge on various charges, including distribution and manufacturing of drugs and possession of stolen firearms.