A state judge Friday ordered Baton Rouge rapper NBA Youngboy held behind bars until at least June 21 while authorities probe whether a man seen in a social media video making violent threats is — as the judge strongly suspects — the same rapper she put on probation in 2017.
That rapper, Kentrell Gaulden, who performs as NBA Youngboy, came to District Judge Bonnie Jackson’s courtroom Friday with his attorneys for a review of his probation in a nonfatal 2016 drive-by shooting in Baton Rouge to which he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm, but he didn’t walk out of the downtown courthouse with those lawyers.
Instead, the judge put a probation hold on him and remanded him to the custody of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. She could end up revoking his probation and sending him to prison.
Gaulden pleaded guilty to the firearm charge in May 2017, and Jackson gave him a suspended 10-year prison sentence in August of that year and put him on probation for three years.
Jackson, who reminded the 19-year-old Gaulden that a condition of his probation in that case calls on him to refrain from all social media activity, said she received a news feed