According to an attorney representing Lawyers For Workers who attended the hearing on Friday (Oct. 22), the “Make No Sense” emcee was granted bond for the duration of his trial by Judge Shelly Dick of the Middle District of Louisiana. He will reportedly have to follow several conditions, including being restricted to a residence in Utah and wearing an ankle monitor. Additionally, no one can stay at the residence with YoungBoy except for his family.
He will also have to stay away from guns and have to submit drug tests regularly. The attorney also stated that Judge Dick decided to grant YoungBoy bail because a police report from the LAPD said he was running from the cops and doing 80-90 MPH. However, according to the testimony from the cop who apprehended the rapper, he was only doing 45 MPH.
Following the news of his release, Chris Brown took to his Instagram Stories, writing, “Welcome Home” alongside a photo of the Sincerely, Kentrell spitter.
As REVOLT previously reported, YoungBoy was arrested in March by federal authorities on drug and weapons charges originating from an incident that happened in September 2020. Since then, he has remained behind bars at Louisiana’s St. Martin Parish Jail — without bond.
Earlier this month, a Change.org petition to free YoungBoy garnered over 101,000 signatures.
“It is with great belief that [YoungBoy] would see this as a great opportunity to ameliorate himself as a person and an artist. We have watched him grow over the years and he has much more time to better himself,” the petition read. “Being granted a release by the president himself would be life-changing and historical. Not only would the rapper be able to be with his family and friends, but he would be able to provide music for his fans and live his life.”
Welcome home YoungBoy! Check out the lawyer’s account of what happened during his hearing below.