Don't question your elders
NBA Youngboy was arrested Saturday (Feb. 25) in Florida after being accused of assault and kidnapping. The charges came after the Baton Rouge rapper was caught on a hotel’s video surveillance physically abusing his girlfriend, Jania Jackson. The footage reportedly shows Youngboy slamming Jania into the ground.
As the 18-year-old sits locked away, speculators are calling his parenting into question, saying his mom isn’t do enough to help. The rapper’s mom is here to tell everyone to mind their business though. “What I’m supposed to be doing? B**tch, sittin’ in the cell with him?” she responded in an Instagram Live video. “We can’t get him out right now.”
Even though his girlfriend came to his defense on social media, it didn’t help much. After hotel management reportedly found blood in the couple’s room and called the authorities, Jania said, “I was pulling him, that’s just us, that’s just the way we play.”
“Kidnapped? F**k no! … has he ever put his hands on me? F**k no!” she added. “We 18, what do y’all expect? What do y’all expect?… We good, I promise you that – y’all think I would stay somewhere I was getting abused? F**k no! We’re good, trust me.”
Still, the “Outside Today” rapper was hauled off to jail. He was recently moved to Ware County Jail in Georgia, where he’ll remain without bail.
Meanwhile, his mom found herself being judged for not doing enough to free her son. “While your son locked up in jail, you on Live,” an Instagram user commented during Youngboy’s mom’s Instagram video.
“I raised my children right, and guess what… Yo mamma didn’t raise you right. Cause if yo mamma raised you right, you would know better than not to talk to me like that,” she shot back. “I’m not the one.”
She then said that she “raised him the only I know.”
Old South Baton Rouge
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the rapper has faced legal repercussions. Less than one year ago, he found himself in front of judge, subsequently being sentenced to three years of probation for aggravated assault with a firearm. Coming with a 10-year suspended prison sentence, the charge stems from a drive-by shooting in Old South Baton Rouge in November of 2017.
The rapper, born Kentrell Gaulden, pled guilty to the charge after being booked back in February of last year on the much more serious charge of attempted first-degree murder. Rather than contest those two counts, Gaulden pled guilty to a lesser charge in May. At his sentencing hearing, Gaulden and the judge went back-and-forth about his rap career, violent choices, and young fatherhood.
“I wasn’t very happy with the circumstances of your case, not at all,” District Judge Bonnie Jackson told Gaulden, according to The Advocate. “I take full responsibility for what happened. I’m sorry,” Gaulden responded. “It wasn’t supposed to go that way.”
Jackson wasn’t quite buying Gaulden’s apologies, saying that he “went looking for trouble and found it.” The judge added that the only thing standing between Gaulden and a charge with a life sentence attached was poor aim. “Fortunately, you all were bad shots,” she said.
When Gaulden defended himself later in the exchange by saying that he hadn’t killed anyone, the judge wasn’t having it. “But you could have,” she said. “It wasn’t for lack of trying. You weren’t a good shot.”
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