Kentrell DeSean Gaulden is famously known as YoungBoy Never Broke Again, NBA YoungBoy, or YoungBoy. YoungBoy is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
NBA YoungBoy Personal Details
Stage Name: YoungBoy Never Broke Again, NBA YoungBoy, YoungBoy
Full Name: Kentrell DeSean Gaulden
Birthday: October 20, 1999
Place of Origin: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Height: 5 ft. 8 in.
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male, in question
Profession: Rapper, singer, songwriter
Total Net Worth: $6 million
NBA YoungBoy’s Personal Life
NBA YoungBoy or YoungBoy Never Broke Again was born on October 20, 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. He was raised by his grandmother on his mother’s side. YoungBoy’s parents were not present as his father was sentenced to 55 years in prison and there’s not much information about his mother.
When he was a toddler, he broke his neck while wrestling. He was required to wear a head brace until his spine heals. The head brace had left a permanent scar on YoungBoy’s forehead.
During 9th grade, YoungBoy suddenly dropped out. He was then arrested for robbery and was sent to Tallulah, Louisiana, a Detention Center. While still at the detention center, YoungBoy began writing lyrics. Sadly, after his release from the detention center, his grandmother died from heart failure. YoungBoy then lived with his friend, NBA 3Three or OG 3Three. Both did some criminal acts to pay for studio time.
When it comes to relationships, YoungBoy has been dating Yaya Mayweather, the daughter of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, since 2019. Even though the couple has a dysfunctional relationship, they welcomed their first child, a son named Kentrell Jr., into the world. Kentrell Jr. is the first child of Yaya, while the child is the 7th child of YoungBoy. YoungBoy has kids from different women. Not only that, YoungBoy is expecting his 8th child from another woman.
NBA YoungBoy’s career
YoungBoy Never Broke Again started his career at an early age. He would produce music when he was just 14 years old with a microphone he bought at Walmart. In 2015, YoungBoy released his first mixtape titled ‘Life Before Fame’. He then proceeded on producing more mixtapes such as Mind of a Menace, Mind of a Menace 2, and Before I Go. Then, in 2016, he released his mixtape titled 38 Baby which has garnered attention from the audience which featured Boosie Badazz, Stroke Tha Don, NBA 3three, and Kevin Gates, who are all Baton Rouge Natives.
In December 2015, YoungBoy gained popularity after he released his mixtape titled ‘Song-for-song rap beef’ featuring Scotty Cain, a fellow rapper from Baton Rouge. The songs from both rappers contained death threats. However, no violence happened, but the feuding caught the attention of many.
In January 2018, he signed a joint venture deal with Atlantic Records and proceeded to announce shortly after his debut album titled Until Death Call My Name. Also in January, YoungBoy released his single titled Outside today. YoungBoy was arrested again and in February 2018, while being in jail, he announced that he would release a new mixtape. On May 15, 2018, he was released from prison. On May 19, 2018, YoungBoy released his new mixtape titled Master The Day of Judgement. He then proceeded to release more songs and mixtapes throughout the summer. On September 7, 2018, YoungBoy released his 12th mixtape titled Decided featuring Trippie Redd. The mixtape reached number 9 on the Billboard 200. Then, in December 2018, YoungBoy released his mixtape titled Reeler with guest appearances from Piles and Lil Baby.
In 2019, YoungBoy was named the 9th best-selling artist on the Billboard Mid-Year Charts and ranked 7th place in the top ten artists by on-demand audio streams.
On August 27, 2018, YoungBoy released his debut album.
On October 4, 2019, YoungBoy released his single titled Bandit featuring rapper Juice World. The song peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and is YoungBoy’s highest-charting single.
On October 10, 2019, YoungBoy released another mixtape titled A.I. YoungBoy 2 which is a sequel to his 2017 A.I. YoungBoy. His album reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 and became one of the top ten biggest streaming debuts.
In February 2020, YoungBoy released another mixtape titled Still Flexin, Still Steppin. The mixtape peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200. He then proceeded to release another mixtape and album such as mixtape 38 Baby 2, and his new album titled Top. On October 25, 2020, he released a compilation of mixtapes titled Never Broke Again, Vol. 1: Ain’t Too Long 2.
YoungBoy was nominated in the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Impact Track. YoungBoy then won the 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards for Winning Rap Song.
NBA YoungBoy’s arrest
YoungBoy Never Broke Again has gained attention from the media with his controversies such as being arrested.
It was in November 2016, that YoungBoy NBA was arrested for attempted first-degree murder in Austin, Texas. He was detained in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. While being in jail, YoungBoy released mixtapes. In 2017, YoungBoy was released from prison after posting bail and taking a plea deal.
In the early month of 2019, YoungBoy was sentenced to house arrest for 14 months for violating his probation.
NBA YoungBoy Total Net Worth
The professional rapper began his rap and recording career early in life. He began releasing mixtapes in 2015. In 2016, he gained more audience with his mixtape, 38 babies. His mixtape 38 Baby featured Boosie Badazz, Stroke Tha Don, NBA 3Three, and Kevin Gates, who are all Baton Rouge natives. He proceeded to release more mixtapes.
YoungBoy is known for his work ethic for being consistent in releasing music. Furthermore, his hard work paid off; he has received a nomination and won an award.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again has an estimated net worth of $6 million.