The artist born Kentrell Gaulden was freed from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday, per jail records. Video of his release spread on social media shortly after, showing YoungBoy emerging from the facility and covering his face up before embracing those present.
According to the ‘Advocate,’ the judge on his case has prohibited the artist from doing shows for the next 14 months. YoungBoy, who was the target of a shooting in Miami around music festival Rolling Loud in May, was detained on May 17. While an earlier report mentioned the possibility of house arrest on his release, it’s unclear if that’s still a condition for the Louisiana rapper.
The details around the rapper being sent to jail in May are somewhat murky, but the judge on his case was reportedly motivated by this video of him that appeared on social media. It had YoungBoy calling out podcast host Adam22 in what the judge believed to be a ‘threatening manner’ that violated terms of his probation.
He avoided significant jail time in August 2017 when he was given the suspended sentence for his role in a drive-by shooting in Baton Rouge in 2016. However, earlier reports around YoungBoy’s May 2019 detainment had the judge considering revoking his probation and having him serve the 10 years. There have been no updates on that sentence since his release this week.