YoungBoy has also been in constant legal trouble ever since his rap career began a few years ago. Now YoungBoy is in FBI custody after being arrested on an outstanding warrant in Los Angeles yesterday.
Back in February, it was reported that NBA Youngboy was under federal investigation. The rapper had been arrested in Baton Rouge back in September at a video shoot alongside 16 others for guns and weapons charges, and the FBI was looking into his involvement. Apparently, NBA Youngboy was issued a warrant but had never appeared in court. However, all that changed Monday when police were finally able to catch up with him.
According to a report from CBS Los Angeles, Youngboy was driving in the Tarzana neighborhood of LA when police noticed he had an outstanding warrant. They attempted to pull him over, but he refused and prompted a short pursuit. Once the car was finally stopped, police say he fled the scene on foot. Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9 to help track him down. TMZ claims that the K-9 did not bite the rapper, just sniffed him out.
It’s unclear why police had initially issued a warrant against NBA Youngboy. After he was arrested in September on firearm charges, he was released the next day on bail and his representative proclaimed he was “innocent of the crimes he was arrested for.”
YoungBoy has only been in the public eye for a few years, but he’s already got a long history of arrests and convictions. He’s been arrested for taking part in a drive-by shooting, for assaulting a woman in a hotel hallway, and for a probation violation stemming from his role in a shootout that got a bystander killed. In 2019, a judge agreed to let YoungBoy out of house arrest early so that he could move from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles.