Y’all probably wondering this is about some basketball dude who plays for an NBA team. Nah! Its all gist and talk about Kentrell DeSean Gaulden. He is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Perhaps you’ve listened to one of his songs – “Outside Today”. Yah! That’s the one. For some reason, he prefers to be called “YoungBoy Never Broke Again”. That’s kind of a long and ridiculous nickname, so let’s just stick to NBA Youngboy. Want to know more about this chap? Come with us…
NBA Youngboy Bio (Age)
For starters, he’s a kid. No! Seriously, no pun intended. NBA YoungBoy was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 20th October 1999. So you see, he is actually a “YoungBoy”.
He is an American citizen but of African-American heritage. His childhood wasn’t really an idle one as his mother didn’t do much in terms of raising him. Also, his father was hardly in the picture – the man was behind bars serving a 55 years sentence. The law caught up with him when Youngboy was only 8. Thus, the rapper was raised by his maternal grandmother until she died from a heart failure.
It is held that this chap got his musical talent from his mom who was once a rapper. Youngboy began writing songs and singing when he was much younger. He dropped out of high school in his 9th grade in order to focus on music and soon, he started producing music when he was 14. In 2014, he released his first mixtape “Life Before Fame”. “Mind of a Menace” mixtapes 1, 2 & 3 tailed behind. The next year, NBA Youngboy fell out with fellow rapper Scotty Cain. In December of that year, he decided to translate his anger into lyrics. He released a rap beef song which got a response through another rap beef song from his rival. As expected, this rap battle got so much attention and interestingly became NBA’s first date with fame.
His musical career began to take shape but then, he had a scratch with the law in November 2016 and had to be behind bars for a while. While this slowed him down, there was no stopping him. He released three more songs while in there; “Win or Lose”, “Don’t Matter” and “Too Much”. A week after he got out, he released yet another “Untouchable”. Youngboy dropped his first album “Untill Death Call My Name” on 27th Apri, 2018.
NBA Youngboy has had several unpleasant run-ins with the law, he seems to have a thing for breaking rules. Just after he left school to pursue his music career, he was arrested and sent to a juvenile detention center for robbery.
One would think he learned his lesson after that buy you’d be surprised. Sometime in November 2016, Youngboy was arrested and charged for two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Apparently, he was involved in a drive-by shooting. This time, he was sentenced to a suspended 10-year in prison and 3 years of active probation – that was in August of 2017. In February 2018, he was again arrested for assault, weapons violations, and kidnapping. From what we have pieced, he was locked up but released on a $75,000 bail in March 2018. The case is still hanging around his neck.
His Net Worth
NBA isn’t outrageously rich but he boasts of a net worth of over $1 million. He made this much within a short while from his songs and YouTube channels. At this rate, Youngboy will probably never go broke again. In fact, he once bragged about not wearing the same outfit twice. It is said that he would throw them out to fans while performing. Meanwhile, reports have it that the five-album deal he signed in October 2016 with Atlantic is worth $2 million.
Kids And Girlfriend
The rapper is currently dating Instagram star, Jania Jackson. They kicked it off in December 2017. The two are no strangers to social media drama. There have been rumors of him cheating on and being violent with Jania. His ex-girlfriends Mallu Trevejo and Danielle Bregoli were said to have fought publicly because of him. He even has four children; Kamiri, Kamron, Kayden, and Taylin. All from different baby mamas. Despite all that happened, they have remained inseparable.
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Height – How Tall Is He?
As at the time of this writing, NBA is roughly 8 inches taller than 5 feet. Considering his age, it is very likely that this musician would grow taller in the nearest future.
There, you have it. All you need to know about NBA YoungBoy, the good, bad and ugly. What can we say? He’s one heck of a guy.