Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested Monday in northwestern Atlanta after allegedly encouraging a woman he was in a hotel room to hit a housekeeper in the face, authorities said.
Kentrell Gaulden, better known as NBA YoungBoy, was arrested along with Starr Thigpen at the Hyatt House at 431 Marietta Street around 12:15 p.m., Atlanta police said in a press release.
After the cleaning staff entered the room, which they believed was vacant, Gaulden is accused of telling Thigpen to remove the staff from the room, the statement said. Then he allegedly hit a staff member in the face, and the fight continued in the hallway.
The staff member finally ran away and asked for help.
Both Gaulden, 19, and Thigpen were charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, the statement said.
They were taken to the jail in the city of Atlanta.
Gaulden, who is known for his Billboard Hot 100 single "Outside Today," has had trouble with the law before. In early 2017, he was arrested on two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, according to the Baton Rouge Ombudsman. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.
During his August 2017 sentence, where he received a suspended sentence of 10 years in prison and was on supervised probation for three years, East Baton Rouge parish district attorney April Leon called him "a threat to the society and the safety of others "According to court documents obtained by the newspaper.
In February 2018, he was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida, after being wanted in connection with a home-related kidnapping in Waycross, The Associated Press reported. This incident caused a judge to add conditions to his conditional release, the Ombudsman reported.
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