What you should know about NBA Youngboy’s newfound religion
Originally from Louisiana, NBA Youngboy is known for his southern rap music.
He’s also become known for gun violence, but that’s one thing he’s hoping to change.
What religion does NBA Youngboy have?
NBA Youngboy hopes to become a practicing Mormon.
The rapper told Billboard that while he was under house arrest in Utah, he found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He said in the interview that after initially rejecting Mormon missionaries, he realized he could use a friend and decided to let them in.
He also told the outlet, “It was just cool to see someone with a different mindset that had nothing to do with business or money — just these wonderful souls.”
He says he plans to be baptized into the Church after his release from house arrest.
Why was NBA Youngboy in Utah?
The Baton Rouge native is serving his sentence on gun-related allegations in a home he bought in Utah.
As part of the deal with his Louisiana judge, he had to hire ex-military guards to protect his home and prevent certain people from entering the property.
He reportedly bought the house because it was close to a tutor he had in elementary school who kept him informed.
The northern Utah home has a studio built in, meaning the rapper can get back to doing what he loves most: making music.
What did NBA Youngboy say about gun violence in his lyrics?
NBA Youngboy is no longer rapping about gun violence, which he says is a deliberate decision.
He said: “I will not be provoked, I will not be broken and I will not go back to who I used to be.”
“Accept it or not – I’m not going back.”
His latest album, titled I Rest My Case, was released on January 6, 2023.
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