NBA YoungBoy has recently received a modification to his house arrest sentence. The news comes as YoungBoy awaits trial on federal gun charges, where he faces allegations of being a "felon in possession of a firearm" during a 2020 incident in Baton Rouge.
A judge has recently granted NBA YoungBoy’s house arrest modification request, altering the terms of his home confinement. While the ruling allows for increased access to mental health treatments, it denies his request for more studio time.
In a ruling on Monday, Dec. 18, Judge Shelly Dick made modifications to the Baton Rouge rapper’s house arrest terms, according to court documents. The judge allowed the “Bandit” rapper to receive additional mental health treatments but declined his request for extended studio time.
Judge Dick expressed concern that granting more studio time could potentially put people in “harm’s way,” including NBA YoungBoy himself.
‘Low Record Sales’
NBA YoungBoy has been confined to his Utah home for the past two years under a 24-hour lockdown, except for medical appointments, court appearances, and activities approved by his pretrial supervision officer, according to court filings.
The rapper’s assertion of suffering mentally due to his confinement led to his request for modifications. He argued that his current situation has negatively impacted his music career, claiming “low record sales” due to his house arrest.
Updated By: Yasmine Duhé (12/21/23 at 4:30 pm)
NBA YoungBoy Battles Legal Pushback In Bid To Alleviate House Arrest
Federal prosecutors are opposing NBA YoungBoy’s plea to ease the restrictions of his house arrest, citing concerns about his mental health and declining music sales. The Louisiana rapper’s attorney filed a petition, seeking modifications to the conditions of his house arrest, but the prosecution is strongly contesting the motion.
Mental Health Matters
NBA YoungBoy is facing a legal battle involving his Utah house arrest. On Monday, Nov. 27, NBA YoungBoy’s attorney, William K. Morris, filed a petition to modify the conditions of his current house arrest and is facing heavy pushback from the prosecution.
The rapper’s legal team argued that his current confinement has taken a toll on his emotional well-being, leading to weight loss, sleep deprivation, and a sense of hopelessness regarding his future career prospects. Prosecutors are opposing this request, sparking a heated debate over the extent of the “Right Foot Creep” rapper’s mental health concerns and his ability to seek proper treatment.
Prosecutors Say No
Assistant U.S. Attorney William K. Morris expressed:
“The United States fails to see how the defendant’s current conditions of pretrial release prohibit him from seeking and obtaining mental health treatment. Being confined to his home and unable to complete his employment obligations has led to great anxiety, depression, loss of weight and sleep. NBA YoungBoy has been visibly stressed and has expressed concern and loss of hope that he will be able to return to his contracted employment obligation.”
As the Baton Rouge native’s legal team attempts to have a federal court alleviate the house arrest terms due to depression and mental health issues, prosecutors say they disagree.
The prosecution argues that NBA YoungBoy has access to adequate means of addressing his mental health struggles, refuting the need to relax his confinement. As the legal battle continues, how the court will rule remains uncertain, impacting the rapper’s mental well-being.
Updated By: Kynedei Iman Hobbs (11/30/23 at 7:00 pm)
NBA Youngboy Is Gettin’ Free!
As NBA Youngboy continues to await trial on his federal gun charges, his legal team is working double time. They have now asked that the Louisiana rapper to be released on bond.
Youngboy’s Legal Teams Wants House Arrest
The last time his team requested bond for the rapper, it was denied. However, things are different this time around. His attorneys are now requesting that Youngboy be relocated to his Utah residence to serve his time on house arrest. In this request, he would have access to his in-home studio and would be monitored by a private security team.
Prosecutors were unsure, noting that he was in a fight in jail and may be harmful to himself or others.
The judge has now granted NBA Youngboy a bond and will allow him to stay on house arrest in his Utah home until his trial.
Youngboy Makes Album Announcement From Jail
Recently, Youngboy announced he’s dropping a compilation with artists from his label under Motown records.
NBA Youngboy has been dominating the music industry and has no plans on stopping soon. The rapper has been gearing up for yet another highly anticipated release following the success of his most recent album “Sincerely Kentrell”.
Originally Written By: Marckell Williams (10/22/21 at 6:15 pm)