YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s lyrics won’t help his case in California for having a gun.
As we’ve seen in many cases involving Hip-Hop artists like Bobby Shmurda, Tay-K, and YSL, prosecutors often try to use rap lyrics in court. Over the past few months, both fans and senators have tried to stop rap music from being used as evidence in court. However, that hasn’t stopped artists like NBA YoungBoy from having their lyrics used against them as proof.
Now that a judge in the Central District of California has made a decision, that won’t be an obstacle for YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s legal team to get over.
The Colors rapper’s gun possession trial just started today in California. According to reports, his defense team was able to get YoungBoy’s lyrics from songs like “Gunsmoke” and “Life Support” thrown out as evidence.
Judge R. Gary Klausner said, according to XXL, that YoungBoy’s lyrics can’t be used against him. This is the defense team’s first hard-fought win in the ongoing case.
Earlier today, NYC Employment Lawyer Mohammed Gangat also reported on these major changes, saying, “I expect every rapper whose rap lyrics have ever been used against him to go get this decision from the Central District of California and use it to argue that rap lyrics have no place in the courtroom.”