Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy arrested in Atlanta

Baton Rouge rapper, NBA YoungBoy, was arrested Monday, Feb. 11 after an incident at the Hyatt House in downtown Atlanta, a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department confirms.

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PHOTO:City of Atlanta Department of Corrections LEFT: Kentrell Gaulden RIGHT: Starr Thigpen

Preliminary information indicates the rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, allegedly was in the hotel with a woman identified as Starr Thigpen. The two allegedly engaged in an altercation with a housekeeper at the hotel, after asking her to leave.

Police say housekeeping entered a room that was supposed to be unoccupied to begin cleaning it. However, when the housekeeping staff noticed the room was occupied Gaulden directed Thigpen to get the housekeeping staff out of the room.

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Thigpen assaulted one of the housekeeping staff members, striking her in the face. The altercation continued into the hallway before a hotel employee was able to run downstairs to get help.

 

Gaulden faces the following charges:

  • Disorderly conduct – Use of fighting words
  • Disorderly conduct – physical obstruction of another
  • Possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

Thigpen was charged with the following:

  • Disorderly conduct – Act of violence toward another
  • Disorderly conduct – Physical obstruction of another
  • Possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

The pair was taken to the City of Atlanta Jail.

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