YoungBoy Never Broke Again has reportedly been arrested in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday (September 28) on several drug and firearms charges.
According to the New York Times, the rapper born Kentrell Gaulden was one of the 16 people arrested that day on drug and firearm charges after officials were alerted by “anonymous concerned citizens” about a group carrying weapons at an abandoned lot. Local news outlet WAFB reported that the police confiscated drugs, 14 guns and $79,000 in cash.
Per a statement on the official East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office website, Gaulden currently faces three drug charges and two weapon charges, including the possession of stolen firearms. The rapper has remained in police custody since Tuesday afternoon. No other details surrounding his arrest have been made available.
Following the news of his arrest, the rapper’s attorney James P Manasseh maintained that his client was “innocent.” “[Gaulden] did not possess any firearms nor did he possess any controlled dangerous substances,” Manasseh told Billboard.
“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 [September 28] and looks forward to defending himself as such.”
Last month, YoungBoy returned with his sophomore album, Top, which marked his third project of 2020, following his 38 Baby 2 mixtape and Al Nash EP. The new LP featured collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne, and debuted at the top of Billboard 200.