YoungBoy Never Broke Again Wins Big As Judge Refuses to Include Lyrics As Evidence In Criminal Case

The trial will continue over the next weeks.

NBA Youngboy Never Broke Again gained a major win in his possession case on his opening day of his Los Angeles trial as U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled to exclude the use of the rapper’s lyrics as evidence.

According to Billboard, prosecutors won’t be able to use lyrics from three Youngboy songs — “Lonely Child,” “Life Support” and “Gunsmoke” — to help convict the rapper. Prosecutors have argued the lyric “FN, Glock, MAC-10s” from “Gunsmoke” demonstrates the rapper’s “familiarity and knowledge of FN, the high-end manufacturer of the gun found in defendant’s car that he denies knowingly possessing,” according to a court filing on Monday (July 11).

Fellow artists Jay-Z, Killer Mike, Meek Mill, Robin Thicke amongst others collaborated on a bill called Senate Bill S7527, also known as “Rap Music On Trial,” urging New York lawmakers to pass the legislation which will restrict prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence during criminal cases in the state of New York. The bill has been passed by the Senate and is currently awaiting approval from the Assembly.

The possession charge stems from YoungBoy’s previous felony conviction for aggravated assault with a firearm, which prevents him from possessing a firearm and ammunition.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana had charged Youngboy with this violation and issued a warrant for his arrest; soon after, law enforcement got a search warrant for the rapper’s cell phone and tracked him to Tarzana.

According to the indictment, LAPD officers surveilled Youngboy as he hopped into his new Mercedes GLS 200 Maybach, which had been purchased just over a week before, and tried to pull him over using marked police cars with sirens and lights.

“This is what Mr. Gaulden is looking at,” said the defense in their opening statement.

“He sees… this isn’t a traffic stop. This isn’t where they go up and ask for his license, his registration… they’re talking to him on a megaphone.”

The rapper is also involved in a separate case in Louisiana, where he’s being charged for illegally possessing drugs and firearms discovered during a September 2020 arrest in Baton Rouge.

The trial is scheduled to continue throughout the next few weeks.

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