NBA Youngboy was welcomed back to society following his release from jail Monday. Youngboy was released from jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charge, WAFB reports.
Youngboy, born Kentrell Gaulden, 17, reportedly pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. Youngboy confessed to firing a gun multiple times during the November 2, 2016 drive-by shooting.
Youngboy’s plea allowed him to bond out on $50,000. Youngboy’s sentencing date for the aggravated assault with a firearm charge has yet to be announced.
Youngboy could face a fine up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 10 years, according Louisiana Law.
NBA Youngboy predicted his release in a freestyle from jail that was posted onto his IG account in January.
Youngboy raps, “I’m finna be back on the streets, what a wonderful feeling/Judge label me a menace and I’m like how that go.”
NBA Youngboy told Detroit rapper Snap Dogg in February he’d be home in March.
He said, “NBA Youngboy, I come home Feb. 22. And that’s on gang.”
The drive-by shooting Youngboy was involved in left one friend with a gunshot wound in the neck last month, WAFB reports. Youngboy was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder.
The “38 Baby” rapper was one of three passengers in the vehicle.
A passenger was reportedly shot in the neck during incident. He was left in the vehicle after the vehicle he was in caught a flat tire and crashed. He was transported to a local hospital and has since been released. He has charges pending against him as well.
Derrick Guice, the accused 20-year-old driver of the vehicle, was charged with second-degree murder.
The shooting is believed to be in retaliation for the shooting death of 18-year-old Keondrae Ricks that occurred less than eight hours before the drive-by shooting incident.
NBA Youngboy was arrested in late November during a performance in Austin, Texas on a felony warrant after his concert was raided. He was booked in Travis County jail on Monday, Nov. 28 on an “undetermined,” out of state felony. He was held without bond.
Youngboy was extradited from Austin to Baton Rouge following his arrest.
A rep from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, where Youngboy is currently being held, told The Fader he was being held on $200,000 for attempted murder.
The Fader reports Louisiana is one of nine states in the U.S. where 17 year olds can be tried as adults. If convicted of attempted murder, Youngboy could’ve faced life in prison without possibility of parole.