Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy pleads not guilty to federal weapons charges
UPDATE: Kentrell Gaulden, better known as rapper NBA YoungBoy, entered not guilty pleas on two federal weapons Thursday.
Gaulden, appearing before Magistrate Judge Scott Johnson via video from the St. Martin Parish jail, pleaded not guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm. The two charges stem from a September 2020 arrest in Baton Rouge. A trial date has been set for the middle of June.
Gaulden is also facing state weapons and drug charges tied to the same arrest. A hearing is scheduled for April 20.
ST. MARTINVILLE - Baton Rouge-based rapper NBA YoungBoy is back in Louisiana after he was arrested in California on federal charges last month.
The rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail Tuesday. He's being kept there on a federal hold for the U.S. Marshal's Service.
Gaulden was taken into custody in Los Angeles last month after fleeing police who sought to arrest him on a federal warrant out of Baton Rouge. A grand jury handed down an indictment for felon in possession of a firearm in March.
The charge ties back to September 2020, when Baton Rouge police responded to a lot where Gaulden and more than a dozen other men were filming a music video. Officers found several handguns and rifles at the scene.
A federal judge in Louisiana ordered last week that Gaulden remain jailed without bond until he faces trial.