On Thursday (Dec. 19), TMZ reports that 20-year-old rapper NBA YoungBoy, also known by his official rap moniker, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, has taken a plea deal for his 2018 charge.
Originally facing charges related to the kidnapping and aggravated assault of his ex-girlfriend, the Baton Rouge MC was at Ware County District Attorney's Office in Georgia where he pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of simple battery family violence. Instead of serving time in jail, YoungBoy was sentenced to 12 months of probation.
The assault and kidnapping charges were brought against the Atlantic Records signee in February of 2018 over an incident involving his then-girlfriend, Jania Jackson.
In the disturbing footage, YoungBoy and Jackson are shown in the hallway of the hotel where the rapper physically slammed Jackson to the ground.
When she tried to get up and seemingly run away, YoungBoy took hold of her and would not let go of her. He then dragged her into a room. Once a video of the incident surfaced online, Jackson claimed on social media that she and the “Outside Today” rap artist were playing around and did not press charges against the rapper.
Jackson was not present at today’s hearing, either. According to TMZ, she refused to appear in court and told the district attorney’s office she does not testify against YoungBoy.
"We resolved the case as best we could without her cooperation," Ware County district attorney George Barnhill said of the matter.
This comes after YoungBoy recently celebrated getting let off probation early for a separate shooting incident from three years ago, according to REVOLT.
In addition to his 12 months of probation, YoungBoy was additionally fined $1,500, ordered to attend anger management classes, and is not allowed to have any physical contact with Jackson.
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