NBA YoungBoy is out of jail after serving roughly 90 days for a probation violation.
In an Instagram Live video posted on Thursday (August 15), the 19-year-old rapper leaves East Baton Rouge Parish Prison sporting a very different look. His signature short dreads are gone and he’s grown a mustache.
“Hello,” he says to the camera.
YoungBoy was placed on three years of probation with a suspended 10-year prison sentence after striking a plea deal in his 2016 shooting case. Although he stayed out of trouble for awhile, he found himself in a precarious situation in May following a fatal shooting during Rolling Loud Miami weekend.
At a hearing later that month, District Judge Bonnie Jackson ruled a social media post involving the incident constituted a probation violation and promptly sent him back to jail.
The Baton Rouge rapper’s attorney said the shooting was an “assassination attempt” on his life, insisting he was the victim. Nevertheless, Jackson still penalized him for the event.
YoungBoy will be on house arrest for 14 months to serve out the rest of his probation.
NBA Youngboy is back home!! pic.twitter.com/GCWroLvPk9
— OnThaCorner (@onthacorner_) August 15, 2019
[This article has been updated. The following was published on June 21, 2019.]
NBA YoungBoy was in a Baton Rouge courtroom on Friday (June 21) for a probation violation hearing. According to WAFB-9, Judge Bonnie Jackson ordered the 19-year-old rapper to remain in jail for another two months. After that, he will be put on house arrest for 14 months to serve out the rest of his probation.
As a result of Judge Jackson’s ruling, YoungBoy is prohibited from performing and required to wear a GPS monitor during his time on house arrest.
YoungBoy struck a plea deal in his 2016 shooting case after pleading guilty. Consequently, he was placed on three years of probation with a suspended 10-year prison sentence. As part of the probation conditions, he had to remain free of additional arrests and convictions, something he wasn’t able to do.
Last month, YoungBoy was arrested following a hearing in East Baton Rouge. Judge Jackson ruled a social media post involving the fatal Miami shooting during Rolling Loud weekend constituted a probation violation — despite the fact he was the target and not the triggerman.
He reportedly suffered from “survivor’s guilt” in the wake of the incident.
In an article published by the Miami Herald, YoungBoy’s attorney, James Manasseh, said his client wants to help the victim’s family in any way possible. He added he wishes he would’ve been killed instead.
“He told me, ‘I wish they would have gotten me, not him,’” Manasseh said.
Then in February, YoungBoy was arrested in Atlanta after an incident at the Hyatt House in which he allegedly directed a woman named Starr Thigpen to keep housekeeping staff out of the room. Thigpen reportedly then assaulted one of the staff members.
YoungBoy has been in jail since May.