Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again, born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, was arrested Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida on an outstanding felony warrant—the 18-year-old is charged with allegedly committing assault, weapons violations, and kidnapping in Waycross, Georgia. On Sunday, TMZ shared footage taken at a Waycross hotel hours before the arrest, which appears to show Gaulden throwing his girlfriend, Jania, across a hallway.
The rapper was scheduled to perform at Moon, a club in Tallahassee, on Saturday night but never made it to the venue. A representative from the venue told Pitchfork:
“Our understanding is he was arrested by the US Marshall’s on an outstanding warrant from Georgia, at approximately 1am. He was heading over to The Moon for his scheduled 1:30am performance.”
On Sunday, Jania posted a video response on the live-streaming app Periscope, captured and shared on social media below. In it, she denies the kidnapping and explains that whatever roughhousing the TMZ video captured was “playing,” adding, “y’all did not see him hit me one time.”
Youngboy Never Broke Again is currently on a 3-year probation, beginning in August 2017 after he plead guilty to one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. His next probation review is scheduled for May 18, 2018.
We reached out to representatives for the rapper and will update if we hear back.