The more serious charges in the assault and kidnapping case against NBA YoungBoy have been dropped, according to both TMZ and Pitchfork. In exchange for pleading guilty to misdemeanor simple battery family violence, Ware Country prosecutors dropped charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault that the rapper was previously facing; as a result, YoungBoy will only have to serve 12 months of probation and a $1,500 fine, instead of jail time. He will also be required to attend anger management classes and may not see his girlfriend, who he body slammed in February 2018.
At the time of the incident, YoungBoy’s girlfriend did not want to press charges, insisting that she and YoungBoy were simply playing around. Ware County District Attorney George Barnhill told TMZ that the case was resolved “without her cooperation.”