Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again (left) was found not guilty Friday on a federal gun possession charge.
Police found a gun on the floorboard of his Mercedes Benz following a high-speed chase in Tarzana, California in March 2021.
His attorneys argued that YB didn’t know the gun was in his car when he was pulled over and arrested on an outstanding warrant last year.
NBA YoungBoy with his legal team after he was found not guilty in court??? pic.twitter.com/YIzi0m2w6O
— RapTV (@Rap) July 15, 2022
YB was on house arrest in Utah, but the 22-year-old rapper is now free to go on tour to support his 8 children.
Lil Durk raps: “I know that Von hit her / She pulled up on my block in Jimmy Choo…”
Fans say the “Jimmy Choo” line is in reference to Durk’s late pal King Von sleeping with YB’s baby mama, Jania, then buying her a pair of Jimmy Choos to show his gratitude.
King Von was shot and killed in Atlanta by an associate of YoungBoy’s on Nov. 6, 2020 at age 26.
Lil Durk and YB have beefed for years. Durk routinely disses YoungBoy in his rap lyrics, but YB couldn’t clap back because he was on house arrest.
However, YB was seen flexing his muscles in a new Instagram photo. Fans of the two rappers believe the image was a cryptic message to Lil Durk.
NBA Youngboy been hitting the gym ? pic.twitter.com/Z5xmmP6uIJ
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) July 1, 2022
The day after YB was found not guilty, Lil Durk took to Instagram Live to say he was “deactivating” his Instagram page.
Fans believe Lil Durk is going ghost now that YoungBoy is back out on the streets.
Best friends Lil Durk (left) and King Von (right) terrorized the streets of South Side Chicago until they were locked up for separate crimes in the early 2010s.
King Von, a Black Disciples gang member, had been in and out of jail since age 16.
Authorities believe Lil Durk’s record label, Only the Family, is a front for OTF (Only Trey Folks), a faction of the Black Disciples gang in Chicago.
Fulton County DA Fani Willis, who indicted YSL rappers Young Thug and Gunna on RICO racketeering and gang charges in May, says she will indict two more “high-profile rappers” on RICO charges in the next 2 months.
Sources say Willis also plans to go after record label executives for financing gang activity in her city.