Baton Rouge’s NBA Youngboy dodged a bullet yesterday (Dec. 18) after a Georgia district attorney reduced his felony assault and kidnapping charges to misdemeanors.
According to TMZ, the rapper pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of simple battery and family violence, and sentenced to 12 months probation, fined $1,500, and he must attend anger management classes.
In 2018, surveillance footage captured Youngboy throwing his girlfriend onto the ground of a hotel hallway in Georgia. She later took to social media to insist that the two were playing around. Despite this statement, the 20-year-old rapper was indicted for aggravated assault and kidnapping.
TMZ also reported that Younngboy’s former girlfriend refused to come, and told the D.A.’s Office she doesn’t want to testify against the “Outside Today” rapper.
AI YoungBoy 2 is Youngboy’s first album after being released from prison in August, when he was jailed for suspicion of violating his probation following a shooting in which he and his team were targeted. The judge in his case found him in probation violation for “talking trash and smack” on social media. YoungBoy’s probation sentence stems from a separate shooting incident three years ago.
In other NBA news, in October, Youngboy garnered his first No. 1 album on ‘Billboard 200,’ thanks to Al Youngboy 2. This effort, led by singles “Carter Son,” “Self Control” and “Slime Mentality,” is the 12th chart entry on the ‘Billboard 200’ for the North Baton Rouge MC, who also landed on Billboard with 2018’s Until Death Call My Name. The first installment of Al Youngboy debuted at No. 24 in 2017.