In his federal firearms case in California, rapper NBA Youngboy was found not guilty on Friday, July 15.
A Los Angeles jury ruled the rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, not guilty of having a pistol and ammunition while a felon after deliberating for two hours.
Youngboy could have spent up to 10 years in prison in this case, according to the verdict. The allegations come from a March 2021 incident in which law enforcement officers sought to stop over the rapper’s automobile to execute a pending federal warrant for a different Louisiana case.
Agents discovered a FNX.45 caliber pistol and ammunition behind the passenger seat of the rapper’s Maybach, leading to a brief foot chase that ended with the rapper being apprehended.
His lawyers had said that he was not the only one who used the car and he was unaware the gun was in the car.
The verdict has been confirmed by both NBA’s lawyer Andre Belanger and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The rapper will face a similar trial in the coming months stemming from 2020 arrest in Baton Rouge.
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