In February, it was reported that YoungBoy Never Broke Again was under federal investigation for his alleged connection to a September 2020 incident that resulted in 16 arrests. According to police records, the incident occurred at an abandoned property on Chippewa Street in Baton Rouge where the rapper was shooting a music video. Police officers responded to the location after it was reported that individuals were brandishing firearms. The Baton Rouge Police Department said officers were given permission to search three out of seven of the vehicles at the scene where they discovered three grams of marijuana and one dose of hydrocodone in a clear bag. After a judge signed a search warrant for the remaining four vehicles, officials discovered more marijuana, digital scales, Xanax, several handguns and rifles, including an AK-47. Police said another seven firearms were found in the grass nearby, including a stolen gun from Texas. In addition to the drugs, which police said were packaged for distribution, they found that some of the individuals had large amounts of cash on their persons. YoungBoy was carrying more than $47,000 on him at the time, officers said. Sixteen individuals, including the rapper, were arrested for drug and gun possession charges. Police also noted that the individuals were believed to be members of two street gangs, Never Broke Again and Bottom Boy Guerillas. In a statement shared after his arrest, YoungBoy’s representative said: “It is important to remember that when someone is arrested for a crime it does not mean they are guilty of anything. Kentrell Gaulden is innocent of the crimes he was arrested for yesterday evening. He did not possess any firearms nor did he possess any controlled dangerous substances.”
While this case was under way, it was reported in October 2020 that YoungBoy was being investigated for beating a man in the garage of a Texas studio. It is unclear whether this case is still open or has been resolved.