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NBA YoungBoy's actions during recent music video shoot spark concerns

4 years 3 months 3 days ago Monday, February 17 2020 Feb 17, 2020 February 17, 2020 6:04 AM February 17, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The recent production of a music video featuring local rapper, NBA YoungBoy caused some concern when the artist was spotted handling objects that appeared to be weapons during the shooting of the video.  

But YoungBoy wasn't the only one handling the questionable items during the filming.

The 20-year-old rapper, who has served jail time for attempted murder, assault, and weapons violations, was shooting a video in Baton Rouge alongside his 17-year-old relative, Jeffery Tate. During the filming, Tate was also handling items that appeared to be weapons. 

Tate happens to be one of three teens authorities have recently tied to the murder of a 17-year-old who was shot while walking home in December of 2019. 

WBRZ asked East Baton Rouge District Attorney, Hillar Moore whether it was admissible for YoungBoy, a convicted felon, and Tate, a suspect in a murder, to use objects that appeared to be weapons in the recent music video. 

Moore's response was, "Nothing will be done to Tate because he is not a convicted felon, nor is he under bond obligation." 

But, YoungBoy's case may be different.

As a convicted felon, the rapper may face charges for possession of a firearm. 

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