NBA YoungBoy Biography: Age, Family, Marriage, Baby Mamas, Kids

Who is NBA YoungBoy?

NBA YoungBoy is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is also known as “YoungBoy Never Broke Again” or simply “YoungBoy.” NBA YoungBoy is popularly known for his hit songs like “What That Speed Bout?” which featured rapper Nicki Minaj and “Bandit”, which featured Juice WRLD.

NBA YoungBoy’s real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden. He was born on October 20, 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States. As of October 2022, NBA YoungBoy is 23 years old.

About NBA YoungBoy’s parents

When NBA YoungBoy was 8 years old, his father was arrested and sentenced to 55 years in prison for a robbery. The name of NBA YoungBoy’s father is currently unknown. However, due to his father’s incarceration, NBA YoungBoy’s mother moved out of the neighbourhood, leaving him with her mother. NBA YoungBoy’s grandmother passed away in 2010 from heart failure. Afterwards, YoungBoy moved in with fellow budding rapper, NBA 3Three’s family.

Sherhonda Gaulden – NBA YoungBoy’s mother

Sherhonda Gaulden is NBA YoungBoy’s mother. In 2021, she slammed Wendy Williams for comments Williams made about NBA YoungBoy. During the March 23, 2021 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show”, Williams criticized some of YoungBoy’s actions, stating that he should be in jail. In a now-deleted post, Gaulden made it clear that she did not appreciate Williams’ comments about her son.

Also, in March 2022, Sherhonda Gaulden took to her Facebook page to write about her grandchildren from NBA YoungBoy. At just 23, NBA YoungBoy has fathered 10 children with around 7 different women.

Sherhonda Gaulden wrote:

“I have 12 grandchildren, all under 5. I have to have a relationship with their mothers until the are old enough to come and call on their own. Until then, I love them all.”

About NBA YoungBoy’s siblings

Rapper, NBA YoungBoy has two siblings which include his brothers Bway Yungy and Ken Gaulden.

a. Bway Yungy

Bway Yungy is NBA YoungBoy’s stepbrother. Bway Yungy (born Jeffrey Tate) is an American rapper. He was born on January 7, 2003, and is currently 19 years old. YoungBoy and Bway Yungy share a father but different mothers. Bway Yungy is the brother of Davaughn Tate.

b. Ken Gaulden

Ken Gaulden is another sibling of NBA YoungBoy. He was born on September 10, 2003, and is currently 19 years old. In the music video for NBA YoungBoy’s song, “Wat Chu Gone Do”, Ken Gaulden (aka NBA Ken) was cast as the younger version of NBA YoungBoy. He has also appeared on several Instagram live sessions with his celebrity brother.

NBA YoungBoy’s early life and education

NBA YoungBoy never graduated high school. He dropped out when he was just in the ninth grade. As a toddler, NBA YoungBoy broke his neck in a wrestling accident. The injury required a head brace until his spine healed. The brace left permanent dents on NBA YoungBoy’s forehead. He was also put in juvenile detention for robbery.

How NBA YoungBoy started his career

NBA YoungBoy started rapping at the age of fourteen. He released his first mixtape in 2015. Upon the release of his second mixtape in 2016 titled “38 Baby”, NBA YoungBoy started to get a lot of publicity. While in jail, NBA YoungBoy dropped two other mixtapes. Despite his fame and young age, NBA YoungBoy has been arrested multiple times. His first arrest was in 2014 for robbery. He was arrested in 2016 again for attempted murder and several other clashes with the authority after that.

His debut album, “Until Death Call My Name” was released in January 2018. His second album, “Top” debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200. His third album, “Sincerely, Kentrell” was released in 2021 while NBA YoungBoy was in prison. The album went on to top the charts once again, making NBA YoungBoy the third artist (after 2Pac and Lil Wayne) to have a number one album while in jail. His fourth studio album, “The Last Slimeto” was released on August 5, 2022.

NBA YoungBoy’s wiki profile

Full NameKentrell DeSean Gaulden
Stage NameNBA YoungBoy
Place of BirthBaton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States
Date of BirthOctober 20, 1999
Age23 years old
OccupationRapper, singer and songwriter
Marital StatusEngaged
Net worth6 million dollars (estimated)
NBA YoungBoy’s wiki profile

About NBA YoungBoy’s marriage and wedding

As of October 2022, NBA YoungBoy is unmarried and has no wife. However, he is currently engaged to Jazlyn Mychelle.

List of NBA YoungBoy’s girlfriends

NBA YoungBoy is well known for his long list of ex-girlfriends and baby mamas.

  1. NBA YoungBoy and Drea Symone dated back in 2020.
  2. NBA YoungBoy dated Yaya Mayweather in 2018.
  3. NBA YoungBoy dated Starr Dejanee in 2015.
  4. NBA YoungBoy dated Nisha in 2016.
  5. NBA YoungBoy had an encounter with Nia in 2016.
  6. NBA YoungBoy dated Jania Bania in 2017.
  7. NBA YoungBoy dated Kaylyn Marie Long in 2018.
  8. NBA YoungBoy was rumoured to have dated Bhad Barbie in 2017. Neither Bhad Barbie nor NBA YoungBoy has confirmed this.
  9. NBA YoungBoy and LaPattra Jacobs had an on-and-off relationship.
  10. NBA YoungBoy dated Jania Jackson briefly.
  11. NBA YoungBoy dated Jazlyn Mychelle in 2021.

About NBA YoungBoy and Yaya Mayweather’s relationship

Iyanna ‘Yaya’ Mayweather is the daughter of former American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. She was born on May 20, 2000, and is currently 22 years old. In 2020, Yaya Mayweather was arrested for stabbing LaPattra Jacobs, another of NBA YoungBoy’s exes.

Rumours of a relationship between Yaya Mayweather and NBA YoungBoy started to spread in December 2018. In March 2019, Yaya Mayweather allegedly slashed NBA YoungBoy’s tyres during what looked like a domestic fight, but she denied the accusation. At the time, the couple seemed to be taking a break from their relationship.

Later on, NBA YoungBoy released a diss track aimed at Yaya Mayweather titled “Dirty Iyanna.” In the song, NBA YoungBoy accused Yaya Mayweather of slashing his tyres. However, days after the release of “Dirty Iyanna”, Yaya Mayweather took to her Instagram page to share a video of her and her mother enjoying the song.

Interestingly, NBA YoungBoy slipped into the comments and wrote:

“I’m laughing so hard. I love you.”

Yaya Mayweather replied that she loved him too. On April 4, 2020, Yaya Mayweather stabbed LaPattra Jacobs (one of NBA YoungBoy’s exes) during an argument. However, YoungBoy did not react to the charges brought against Yaya Mayweather. He tagged her in a post and referred to her as his wife.

Things had changed again between NBA YoungBoy and Yaya Mayweather by July 2020 when NBA YoungBoy posted a picture of himself with an unknown woman in his bed on Instagram. By September 2020, it was announced that Yaya Mayweather was pregnant with NBA YoungBoy’s eighth child. The two welcomed their third son, Kentrell Jr. in January 2021.

Yaya Mayweather

About NBA YoungBoy’s relationship with LaPattra Jacobs

LaPattra Lashai Jacobs is an Instagram personality and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of an online clothing store called Shai Sassy’s Boutique. She was born on September 15, 1995, and is currently 27 years old. LaPattra Jacobs is famous for being one of NBA YoungBoy’s exes and for being attacked by Yaya Mayweather.

On April 4, 2020, Yaya Mayweather stabbed LaPattra Lashai Jacobs while they were having an argument. According to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, the cause of the altercation was that Mayweather (who was NBA YoungBoy’s girlfriend at the time) had arrived at YoungBoy’s home and met LaPattra Jacobs there. Yaya Mayweather reportedly introduced herself as NBA YoungBoy’s fiancée and told Jacobs to leave. LaPattra Lashai Jacobs refused, telling Mayweather to leave instead. This led to a heated argument between the two ladies.

According to the story, they took the fight to the kitchen where Yaya Mayweather picked two knives. As Jacobs started to move closer to her, Mayweather stabbed LaPattra Jacobs with both knives. Jacobs took to Instagram live to show the extent of the damage done to her, stating that she could not make a fist because she had some damage to her nerves.

Mayweather was released from jail after claiming that she attacked Jacobs in self-defence. Jacobs went on to say that if Mayweather hadn’t stabbed her, she might still be in a relationship with NBA YoungBoy.

She said:

“He’s still young, so he ain’t ready to settle down. In my mind, I know, cause I’m older than him so I know a young person that’s ready to settle down. We never was in a relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. Like, we still would have been okay of this shit hadn’t happened to me.”

LaPattra Lashai Jacobs.

About NBA YoungBoy’s relationship with Jazlyn Mychelle

Jazlyn Mychelle is an American YouTuber, model and influencer. She was born in February 2002 and is currently 20 years old.

Jazlyn Mychelle and NBA YoungBoy have been dating for a while now. The couple welcomed their daughter, Alice in 2021. The two sparked engagement rumours when NBA YoungBoy gifted her a 30-carat diamond ring for her birthday. Jazlyn Mychelle and NBA YoungBoy recently welcomed their second child together in September 2022.

Jazlyn Mychelle

About NBA YoungBoy’s kids

As of the time of publishing this article, NBA YoungBoy has a total of 10 children with 7 different women.

At just 18, NBA YoungBoy had four kids from four different women within the same period.

List of NBA YoungBoy’s baby mamas

  1. Nisha
  2. Starr Dejanee
  3. Nia
  4. Jania Bania
  5. Drea Symone
  6. Yaya Mayweather
  7. Jazlyn Mychelle

List of NBA YoungBoy’s kids and their mothers:

  1. Kayden Gaulden: Kayden Gaulden was born on July 14, 2016, to Nisha and NBA YoungBoy. He is currently 6 years old.
  2. Kamron Gaulden: Kamron Gaulden was born to Starr Dejanee and NBA YoungBoy. Kamron Gaulden was first thought to be NBA YoungBoy’s son but this was later found to be untrue. In a Facebook post, NBA YoungBoy said that while he felt betrayed, he would continue to raise Kamron like he was his own.
  3. Taylin Gaulden was born on March 19, 2017, to Nia and NBA YoungBoy. Nia had an encounter with YoungBoy which resulted in a baby. He is currently 5 years old.
  4. Kamiri Gaulden was born on July 6, 2017 to Starr Dejanee and NBA YoungBoy. He is currently 5 years old.
  5. Kacey Alexander Gaulden was born on February 13, 2019, to Jania Bania and NBA YoungBoy. He is currently 3 years old.
  6. Armani Gaulden was born to Nisha and NBA YoungBoy. Not much is currently known about her.
  7. Kodi Capri was born in November 2020 to Drea Symone and NBA YoungBoy. She is currently a year old.
  8. Kentrell Gaulden Jr. was born on January 9, 2021 to Yaya Mayweather and NBA YoungBoy. He is currently a year old.
  9. Alice Gaulden was born in 2021 to Jazlyn Mychelle and NBA YoungBoy.
  10. NBA YoungBoy last child: Not much is currently known about him. However, he was born in September 2022.

Other than his music, NBA YoungBoy is also popular for his numerous clashes with the law. In 2014, NBA YoungBoy was arrested for robbery and sent to the juvenile detention centre. He was later released after six months.

On November 26, 2016, right before a concert, NBA YoungBoy was arrested on charges of attempted murder. YoungBoy allegedly opened fire on a group of people after jumping out of a vehicle. He was locked up until May 2017. YoungBoy then pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. On August 22, 2017, he was sentenced to a suspended 10-year jail term and three years of probation.

On February 25, 2018, NBA YoungBoy was arrested for allegedly committing assault, weapons violation and kidnapping. Surveillance footage of the hotel he lodged in showed YoungBoy throwing his ex-girlfriend, Jania Jackson to the ground. He was later released in March 2018 on bail.

On March 12, 2019, NBA YoungBoy was involved in a shootout in Miami which took the life of a bystander. The charges brought against NBA YoungBoy were dismissed but he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and house arrest with electronic monitoring.

On September 2020, NBA YoungBoy was arrested for weapons and drug offences. His lawyer stated that there was no gun or drug on him at the time of his arrest. However, NBA YoungBoy deleted all of his social media accounts.

In March 2021, NBA YoungBoy was arrested on firearm charges and then released in October 2021. In July 2022, he was found not guilty of the firearm charges.

About NBA YoungBoy’s net worth

As of October 2022, NBA YoungBoy has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars. His main source of income is his career as a rapper.

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