The rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was taken into custody alongside 15 other people. Gaulden was reportedly charged with possession of a Schedule I drug and intent to distribute Schedule II and IV drugs, as well as with illegal possession of a firearm.
Update: Police officials confiscated drugs, a total of 14 guns, and $79,000 in cash from the scene. In a statement to WAFB 9, Gaulden’s lawyer, James Manasseh, refuted the charges against his client. “Kentrell is not guilty of any crimes,” he said. “There’s nothing in the report that indicates that he did anything wrong. They arrested several people and there was no indication that he had any guns or drugs on him at the time of the arrest. I ultimately believe he will be found innocent in all of this.”
Alleged video of the arrest was posted to YouTube, as you can see below.
Gaulden was previously arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder following a shooting incident in 2016. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault with a firearm and was sentenced to a 10-year suspended prison sentence and three years active probation.
In February 2019, Gaulden was arrested in Atlanta after allegedly instigating an altercation with a hotel housekeeper. A few months later, prior to his set at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in Miami, his entourage was involved in a shooting that left one person dead (Gaulden claimed self-defense). Because of these incidents, Gaulden was temporarily placed under house arrest. A judge vacated the remainder of his probation last December after concluding he had completed all of the court’s conditions to date.
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