He is currently being held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. A deputy at the prison confirmed to XXL that YoungBoy is being held on $200,000 bond for the attempted murder charge.
The rapper was arrested back in November in Austin and was held without bond after police raided his show. All that was known at the time was that he was being held on an out of state warrant for an undetermined felony. He was then extradited from Austin to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his hometown and booked on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, his Twitter account sent out a special message to his fans. "I appreciate all my fans for my letters 🤘🏾 #FREENBAYOUNGBOY," the post said.
You can see evidence of the charge provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office as well as footage from the rapper's arrest below. We'll keep you updated with any more news.
A video posted by 33 (@og_3three) on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:43am PST
I appreciate all my fans for my letters 🤘🏾 #FREENBAYOUNGBOY— NBA YOUNGBOY (@GGYOUNGBOY) December 7, 2016
UPDATED 1:13 p.m. ET: Additional details surface in NBA YoungBoy’s Attempted Murder Charge.
New details are emerging after rapper NBA YoungBoy was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder. Officials have confirmed the killing in question as a drive-by shooting, with YoungBoy being named as the shooter.
“The 17-year-old is accused of firing a gun multiple times during a drive-by shooting in the 2000 block of Kentucky Street on November 2, 2016,” noted a staff report from Georgia ABC and NBC affiliate WALB citing an official police report. “The report indicates that Gaulden was one of three passengers in the vehicle, along with the driver.”
According to the report, the driver, Youngboy and another passenger allegedly all fled the scene before police arrived. Investigators believe the drive-by shooting was in retaliation for the shooting death of 18-year-old Keondrae Ricks.