Rapper NBA YoungBoy is in hot water with the law once again, and this time he is facing some serious charges.
On Monday, March 23rd, the “Lil Top” rapper was arrested by federal authorities in Los Angeles but not before taking them on a brief chase. According to TMZ, law enforcement attempted to conduct a traffic stop of Youngboy, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, on an outstanding federal warrant. However, the 21-year-old rapper fled the scene. Once his car came to a stop, Youngboy jumped out, taking off on foot. Police set up a perimeter and employed a K-9 to locate Youngboy before his arrest at nearly 1:00 a.m. Meanwhile, back at the car, law enforcement discovered a gun.
Youngboy’s latest string of legal battles began back in September when he, along with 15 other people who were arrested on drug and firearm charges during a video shoot in Louisiana. The feds have been investigating him every since.
The lawyer representing NBA Youngboy, James Manasseh, slammed the L.A. arrest and claimed that he had no idea that federal agents were looking for his client.
“What happened to him in California was a travesty. Every law enforcement agency knows we represent Kentrell, and no one told us of his warrant. Had they told us he was indicted, we would have voluntarily surrendered him at our office in a safe and non-public manner,” Manasseh stated.
He went on to add that the arrest was nothing more than a “show of force and power.”