NBA Youngboy Arrested On Kidnapping And Assault Charges
Rapper NBA Youngboy, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, 19, was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida, for an outstanding warrant in Waycross, Georgia.
Hours before Youngboy was arrested in Tallahassee, he was allegedly caught on camera slamming his girlfriend, Jania Jackson, to the ground in a hotel hallway. Sources told TMZ that guests heard the commotion and called the front desk. By the time police arrived on the scene the couple was gone, but there was enough evidence left behind to issue a warrant.
According to TMZ, he was charged for allegedly committing assault, weapons violations and kidnapping. NBA Youngboy was scheduled to give a sold-out performance at the Moon nightclub in Tallahassee but was arrested beforehand. “Our understanding is he was arrested by the U.S. Marshall’s on an outstanding warrant from Georgia, at approximately 1 a.m. He was heading over to The Moon for his scheduled performance,” his rep said in a statement.
Jackson addressed the allegations claiming that they were “just playing.”
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On August 22, 2017, Youngboy pleaded guilty and received a 10-year prison sentence for an attempted first degree murder charge related to a drive-by shooting that happened in November 2016. Judge Bonnie Jackson suspended this sentence and granted him active supervised probation for three years.