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NBA YoungBoy arrested for probation violation

Tatyana Jenene

 // May 18, 2019

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Less than a week after being targeted in a shooting in Miami, NBA YoungBoy has been arrested.

Last week, YoungBoy was in Miami for Rolling Loud when he and his team, along with his girlfriend Kaylyn Marie Long, were attacked by multiple people outside a hotel. One person was killed when someone with YoungBoy returned gunfire. Authorities decided not to press charges citing self-defense. YoungBoy's girlfriend was treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Even though YoungBoy wasn't the shooter, a Baton Rouge judge has decided that his involvement and a subsequent social media post was a violation of his probation and wants the rapper detained until further notice. He was booked Friday afternoon, according to Pitchfork.



According to TMZ, YoungBoy has been detained due to a "prohibited social media posting." Following the shooting, YoungBoy allegedly threatened retaliation on Instagram, which was a violation of his probation conditions.

According to District Judge Bonnie Jackson, if the footage in question shows YoungBoy, his probation will be revoked at an upcoming court appearance on June 21. Jackson claims that she's "90% sure" it's him. If his probation is revoked, he will have to spend at least 30 days in jail.

Back in 2017, YoungBoy was sentenced to three years probation for aggravated assault with a firearm after receiving a suspended 10-year sentence. Since then he's been arrested twice before this most recent arrest. Back in February, he was arrested for three misdemeanors including possession of weed, enticing a fight and physical obstruction after he and Starr Thigpen allegedly started a fight with a hotel housekeeper. He was released on bond following the arrest.

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