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NBA Young Boy, a Rapper Arrested on Murder Charges, Is Alleged Driver of Wrecked Lamborghini

Tue, Jul 11, 2017   By Staff    5 Comments

Lamborghini found crashed and abandoned in WeHo. (Photo by ANG News)

The Lamborghini that crashed near the intersection of Romaine Street and Genesee Avenue in West Hollywood on June 29 was being driven by NBA Young Boy, a rapper whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, according to a lawsuit filed in L.A. Superior Court on Friday. Gaulden, who also goes by the name Young Boy Never Broke Again, is 17 years old and a native of Baton Rouge. The lawsuit describes him as a resident of Beverly Hills.

Gaulden was released from jail in Louisiana in May after he pled guilty to aggravated assault with a gun and prosecutors dropped two charges of second-degree murder related to a drive-by shooting.

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Kentrell Desean Gaulden, aka NBA Young Boy

The lawsuit by Exotic Car Rental, which leased the car to Gaulden’s associate, Desmond Hardnett, doesn’t specify the amount of damages being sought from Gaulden and Hardnett. However, it is asking for a payment to cover actual damage to the car, which it says was totaled, along with attorneys’ fees and court costs and a punitive damage amount. Exotic is requesting a jury trial. The CarFax website calculates the value of that particular car, a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, as $228,760. Exotic Car Rental is based in downtown Los Angeles.

After receiving a call about the incident, sheriff’s deputies and firefighters arrived at the scene at about 1 a.m. that Thursday to find the car abandoned on the street and one black compact SUV overturned and another heavily damaged. Both SUV’s were parked on Romaine.

Neighbors reported seeing as many as two men fleeing the Lamborghini and jumping into a dark-colored Bentley that was trailing it and leaving the scene. A sheriff’s sergeant said his deputies may have been on a traffic stop with the Lamborghini earlier in the evening. There were no reported injuries. West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies are handling the investigation.

In its lawsuit, Exotic Car Rental states that the car was rented by Hardnett under the condition that he would be the sole driver. A copy of the rental agreement continued in the court filing shows that Hardnett rented the car at 5 p.m. on June 27 and made a deposit of $500. He requested an extension of the one-day rental to June 29. With the extension, the total cost of the rental was $4,049.

Gaulden reportedly was advised by another rapper, Meek Mill, to leave Louisiana because his life was at risk. XXL magazine reports that Mill gave that advice to Gaulden in a Facetime chat, telling him, “You gotta move or you gon’ die!”

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5 Comments

  1. fine7760Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Tilt the guns a little way down and pull the triggers. We’ll see how cool your look then!!

  2. Joshua88Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    The murder charges were dropped. WHAT A LOUSY HEADLINE.
    Not a fine comment 7760. Advocating a violent death? Why?

    Oh, and Staff: Gaulden “reportedly” was advised. Last paragraph.

  3. fine7760Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Joshua88, The day after a drive-by shooting at Belmont High School several years ago I was then working as MTA Road Supervisor and had stopped to inquire why several young men were standing at the bus stop right after a bus had departed. I was wandering if they had been passed up. I confirmed they had not been passed up and they were just standing there attempting to look cool. I asked them if they knew there had been a drive-by the day before at this location. They had and then stated it was cool to get shot. When I replied it’s not cool to be dead they disagreed.

    Now look at that idiot holding two guns up next to his head. I do like guns but attempting to look so called cool while handling them is just STUPID.

    And if anyone doesn’t believe he had no involvement in the drive-by is naive. He wasn’t told to leave town for nothing. Pay back is a bitch especially when one is dealing with street gangs which I’m sure he is also involved in.

    I’m not advocating a violent death, I’m making fun of his dumb ass and those who act like him.

  4. Pat DixonTue, Jul 11, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    why would they rent a car to a 17 year old? I thought you had to be over 21 to rent a car.

  5. weho adjacent homoWed, Jul 12, 2017 at 12:14 am

    @Pat Dixon it was rented to his “associate”, Desmond Hardnett

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