Though NBA YoungBoy remains on house arrest, a judge has reportedly decided to pull back on two of his restrictions.
AllHipHop was the first to share the update following Wednesday’s (March 15) ruling. According to court docs, Judge Shelly Dick adjusted conditions 18 and 19 within the rapper’s supervised release.
As for condition 18, YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, can now welcome more than three visitors at once in his home on the outskirts of Salt Lake City.
Meanwhile, the adjustment of condition 19 allows those visitors to be in the rapper’s home at any time. Previously, YoungBoy was restricted to welcoming guests between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. only.
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Judge Dick signed the latest ruling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The adjustments come more than a year after the same judge first imposed the restrictions in October 2021. At the time, he was granted permission to live in Utah while serving his sentence. YB sat in a Louisiana jail cell for most of the year before then.
LAPD and the FBI arrested him in March 2021 after he fled from officers during an attempted traffic stop for a federal warrant. After a short car chase, YB stopped the vehicle, choosing to escape on foot. The pursuit, both vehicular and on-foot, lasted from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time. He was charged with being a felon in possession of two unregistered guns, a Masterpiece Arms 9 mm and .45 caliber Glock Model 21 pistol, per Rolling Stone.
The warrant was connected to a September 2020 incident in Baton Rouge. Police were called to an abandoned property, said to be the home of YB’s grandfather, where YoungBoy was shooting a music video. Police had received a report about people brandishing firearms on the property.
According to Complex, officers found marijuana and hydrocodone while searching three of seven cars on the scene. After getting the sign-off from a judge, they searched the remaining four vehicles–discovering more weed, digital scales, Xanax, and several guns and rifles. Police also found seven additional guns in a nearby grassy area. Additionally, several individuals had large amounts of cash on them, including YB, who was reportedly carrying $47,000. Officials arrested YoungBoy and seventeen other individuals on drug and gun possession charges on September 28, 2020.
NBA YoungBoy Says House Arrest Is ‘The Best Thing’
Though the judge loosened his restrictions this week, the Motown rapper is expected to follow other terms in his release. Those include having no possession of a firearm and submitting to tests for “prohibited substances,” per AllHipHop.
A February Billboard cover story on the artist revealed that YB had left his Utah home zero times since moving there. He’s restricted by the ankle monitor, which he should still be wearing. Still, the rapper told the outlet being on house arrest was “the best thing that ever happened” to him.
“Can’t be on top forever, you know. It’s always gon be another artist, but there will never be another YoungBoy. I will not be provoked, I will not be broken and I’m not going back to who I use to be. Accept it or not, I ain’t going back. Only get more groovy from here. When I walk out this door, it’s gon be a whole lot of doing,” YB said.
While on lockdown, the rapper quietly married his girlfriend, Jazlyn Mychelle, in early January. The rapper also released his first album, I Rest My Case, with Motown Records in January.