Iyanna "Yaya" Mayweather reacted to the news that her baby daddy, NBA YoungBoy is in federal custody in Los Angeles.
Yaya is the mother of YoungBoy's youngest child. He has 7 children by various women, with an eighth baby rumored to be on the way.
The distraught single mom took to her Instagram Story to call for her baby daddy's freedom.
"My day has been ruined [sad face emoji, broken heart emoji]," wrote Yaya, the daughter of champion boxer Floyd Mayweather. In a follow-up post, she added, "#FREEKENTRELL."
The 21-year-old rapper, whose moniker means Never Broke Again YoungBoy, was taken into custody on Monday by the LAPD after they pulled over a vehicle he was in, TMZ reported. Cops unleashed a K9 officer to sniff him out when he fled on foot.
An unregistered firearm was recovered in the vehicle.
YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, is now in the custody of the FBI, who recently formed a task force to lock up violent gang members masquerading as rappers.
Also on their list is Atlanta gangbanger YFN Lucci and Chicago gangbanger-turned-rapper Lil Durk, who currently resides in Atlanta.
YoungBoy has been arrested multiple times in the past -- mostly on drugs and firearms charges, as well as probation violations.
His most recent arrest was for drugs and weapons possession in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana in September.
Rapper NBA YoungBoy is in FBI custody tonight after LAPD cops pulled his vehicle over and then used a K9 cop to track his scent after he fled the vehicle on foot.
The 21-year-old Louisiana native, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was arrested Monday night on an outstanding warrant, TMZ reported.
LAPD and federal agents attempted to pull over a vehicle the troubled rapper was a passenger in, but the rapper bolted on foot. Police used a K9 officer to track his scent to his hiding place.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the cops set up a perimeter and used a K-9 to sniff YoungBoy out. The police dog didn't bite him -- but did locate him quickly.
Police executed a search warrant and located an unregistered firearm in the vehicle.
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Over the weekend, the father-of-7 went live on Instagram and appeared to cry out for help.
In the video he is seen smoking weed, playing new music, and behaving strangely. At one point he said he was lost and needed help.
Watch the video clip below.
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Rapper Silento is behind bars again after allegedly gunning down his cousin in a DeKalb County, Ga. neighborhood.
The 23-year-old, best known for his viral hit song, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," is charged with murder in connection with the death of his cousin, Frederick Rooks.
On Jan. 21, Rooks, 34, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the middle of a residential street in Panthersville, Georgia, about 7 miles southeast of Atlanta. Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene.
The rapper, real name Richard "Ricky" Lamar Hawk, was previously charged with attacking 2 people with a hatchet in September.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Silento had walked into a random home and tried to attack two people with a hatchet before they tackled him and disarmed him.
A friend arrived at the home and told the rapper he was in the wrong house. The two men fled before police arrived, but Silento was arrested about a block away from the home. He told police he was looking for his girlfriend.
Silento was out on bail a day after he was arrested in Santa Ana, CA., following an incident involving his girlfriend, according to ABC 7.
Silento trended on Twitter.com in September after gossip mongers claimed his girlfriend leaked a vulgar image of him online.
But the person in the image was identified as a 26-year-old p0rn star.
DaBaby was arrested Thursday on a concealed weapon charge while on a shopping spree with his crew of hard legs in Beverly Hills, according to multiple reports.
The rapper, real name Jonathan lyndale Kirk, 29, is pictured above holding a stack of cash in a typical photo he shares on his social media.
DaBaby was arrested after a security guard at the Gucci store on Rodeo Drive called 911 to report a man with a gun in his waistband walking among a group of men on the prestigious street.
Police arrived just after 5 p.m. and "made contact with the group after they entered a vehicle and were preparing to leave the area."
A 9mm handgun was found after a search of the vehicle, according to the police report. DaBaby, who was previously arrested in January 2020 for assault and battery, was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
He was released from the Beverly Hills Police Department on $35,000 bond. The rapper's court hearing is scheduled for March 25 at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles.
Following his arrest, DaBaby posted photos of himself in a studio with his children. He captioned the photos, "Swipe left to see why I can't stop hustling."
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Louisiana rapper Hurricane Chris, real name Christoper Dooley Jr., was charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting early Friday, according to KTVE.
Dooley, 31, initially told police he shot an armed man in self-defense at a gas station at 1 a.m., but police later determined he made up the story.
The Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Unit arrested Dooley on Friday morning.
The victim had been shot multiple times and died later at a local hospital. Dooley claimed he shot the man in self-defense after an alleged struggle over a vehicle that he claimed was his.
Officers later viewed surveillance video that captured the shooting.
The footage led detectives to believe Dooley was not in fear for his life when he opened fire.
Dooley was 18 when his first single "A Bay Bay" dropped in 2007. It was also his only hit. The song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the rap chart.
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