Following reports earlier this week YoungBoy Never Broke Again now in federal custody for guns after being arrested, the attorney for the rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said he was blinded by the recent arrest of his client and the federal warrant that led to the NBA being taken into custody.
According to a report from a local New Orleans publication Avocado Tuesday (March 24), YoungBoy never broke againJames Manasseh ‘s lawyer called the arrest a “parody” and said he did not know that the feds were trying to locate the Mountain peak rhyming.
“What happened to him in California was a travesty,” Manasseh said. “All law enforcement knows we represent Kentrell and no one has told us about his tenure. If they had told us he was charged, we would have voluntarily handed him over to our office in a safe and non-public manner. “
The lawyer added, “The surprise tactic of arresting him in California was unnecessary. It was simply a show of force and power over an individual by the government.”
YoungBoy never broke again, born Kentrell Gaulden, was taken into police custody on Monday March 22 after being arrested in a vehicle by the LAPD and the FBI in Los Angeles. Authorities had an outstanding federal arrest warrant against the rapper and he allegedly attempted to flee. A perimeter was then set up to capture YoungBoy, who was located with the help of a K-9 dog.
According to Avocado, the warrant was for federal gun charges in his hometown, presumably The arrest of YoungBoy Never Broke Again during his video shoot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last September. Based on a recently unsealed indictment, NBA YoungBoy was charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm not registered in the National Registry and transfer of firearms. He was said to have had two weapons in his possession during the September 2020 arrest: a .45 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol. However, his lawyer, James Manasseh, claims the 21-year-old rapper did not have a gun “on his person.”
At the time, in late 2020, law enforcement responded to a call for arms brandished on abandoned land where the music video was being filmed. Several grams of marijuana, hydrocodone, 14 guns and digital scales were discovered during the video shoot, resulting in the arrest of YoungBoy Never Broke Again and 15 others believed to be part of the Never street gangs Broke Again and Bottom Boy Guerilla.
XXL has reached out to YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s attorney for comment on this matter.
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