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NBA YoungBoys' Fate Now Lies In The Hands Of A Los Angeles Jury After Trial Ends

If the rapper is found guilty, he could be sentenced to years in prison.

In Los Angeles, court proceedings for NBA YoungBoy wrapped up on Thursday (July 14), and now– the rapper’s fate will be decided by a federal jury.

The 27-year-old emcee, born Kentrell Gaulden, attended the trial while on house arrest, according to Rolling Stone. As attorneys gave their closing arguments regarding a felony gun charge and high-speed chase with federal agents and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), NBA YoungBoy still faces similar charges in Louisiana.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Elbogenin Los Angeles tried to convince jurors to use “common sense,” arguing that the rapper is solely responsible for the weapon in question.

“I don’t think in the 10 or 12 days that he had this brand new car that he had tons of people using it and hanging out in the back who might have just left a very expensive gun behind. And if you’re a good friend, you wouldn’t leave it in a car for a friend who you know is a felon, either.”

NBA YoungBoy’s attorney James Mannaseh argued, “They haven’t put a single witness on that witness stand who can talk about and testify to his knowledge about this firearm. Not a single witness,” in reference to the chase that ensued in his Mercedes Maybach in March 2021. After the high-speed chase ended, law enforcement officials found an FNX-45 pistol.

On Monday, BET.com reported that the “Never Broke Again” emcee scored a major win during his Los Angeles trial. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled in favor of the defense by not allowing NBA YoungBoy’s lyrics to be used as evidence.

If the rapper is found guilty, he could face years in prison.

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