NBA YoungBoy is RELEASED from jail to serve house arrest in Utah ahead of gun felony trial
RAPPER NBA YoungBoy was released from a Louisiana jail to serve the remainder of his pre-trial jail time under house arrest in Utah.
The hip-hop star, real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden was released on Tuesday on a $1.5million bail after a judge granted his request to move in with an adoptive family.
Under the house arrest deal his lawyers struck, Gaulden will have to hire a private security team of former members of the military, as well as wearing a GPS monitoring device.
His release will allow him to continue recording music from a home studio.
“I’m really, really happy for him,” Gaulden's attorney Drew Findling told Rolling Stone after the decision.
“This is the right result. It’s the fair result.
He added: "I’m extremely overwhelmed with gratitude at the result of last week’s hearing and think this was the just decision."
Gaulden is facing a tall stack of charges, the latest stemming from a police bust in Los Angeles in March when the rapper was already running from the FBI over outstanding arrest warrants.
During the stop, he fled on foot, and police used K-9 dogs to sniff him out.
Officers later found a gun inside the vehicle he had left behind, earning him an extra charge for felon possession of a firearm.
After that arrest, he was transported to St. Martin Parish Correctional Center, Louisiana, where he remained until his release today.
Although he was granted a $540,000 bond in California, a Louisiana judge revoked it in April, citing his history of probation violations.
Gaulden was wanted on an outstanding warrant over a previous arrest on drug and firearm charges in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, along with 15 other people.
His next trial date has not yet been determined.
Four of Gaulden's have climbed to number one on the Billboard 200 chart, including his latest, Sincerely, Kentrell.
He was nominated for an award for his track I am Who They Say I Am.
Gaulden, who was named the fourth highest-paid rapper of 2020 by Billboard, ranked No. 1 in video streams with over 1.4 billion; No. 5 in audio streams with almost 6.2 billion; and No.3 in overall combined streams with almost 7 billion.
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