Here’s why ‘NBA YoungBoy dead is trending
Social media has lit up with claims that rapper NBA YoungBoy has died – but there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Here’s everything we know about the rumour.
Why is ‘NBA YoungBoy dead’ trending?
Rumours have been going round suggesting that 23-year-old rap sensation NBA YoungBoy has died.
The claims first appeared some time ago on Facebook, with one user posting a screenshot of a supposed news article claiming that the “world’s biggest artist” had passed away.
The image, first shared on May 19 2021, did not provide any sources to back up the outlandish suggestion.
At the time, law enforcement officials in YoungBoy’s hometown of Baton Rouge, LA, confirmed to USA Today that the rapper was alive and well in his jail cell, where he was held on federal weapons charges.
The rumour was reignited in recent weeks after the release of his new single ‘Steady’, the lyrics of which refer to his own death.
However, yet again, the musician is fine and has recently posted on his Instagram.
What have his fans said?
YoungBoy’s fans don’t seem to have taken rumours of his death very seriously, with most choosing to praise his new track instead.
One wrote: “Been waiting on him to drop these songs for so long. Thank you God.”
Another chimed in: “Love that he be dropping the music we been waiting for.”
Meanwhile, a third added: “Been waiting on him to drop this since that Instagram Live in his car.”
Where is NBA YoungBoy now?
NBA YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was released from a Louisiana jail in October 2021 on a $1.5 million bail.
He was found not guilty of the weapons charges in California in July 2022 due to a lack of evidence.
The rap star currently resides in his Utah home Jazlyn Hayes, who is the mother to two of his children.
Gaulden and Hayes married on January 7 2023.
He has eight other children by seven other women.
In December 2022, it was announced that he would sign a radio deal with Amp, owned by Amazon.
He hosts a radio show each Friday, interviewing guests from the world of rap music.