Rapper arrested at Atlanta hotel on drug, disorderly conduct charges

Channel 2 Action News learned rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again or NBA YoungBoy was arrested Monday afternoon after an incident at a hotel in downtown Atlanta.

It happened around 12:15 p.m. at the Hyatt House on Marietta Street.

Officials with the Atlanta Police Department said a housekeeper at the hotel -- after knocking several times -- entered a room occupied by NBA YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, and a woman identified as Starr Thigpen.

We're working to find out what's next in this case, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon

APD officials said the room was supposed to be empty so the housekeeper could begin cleaning. 

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Police said the rapper told Thigpen to get the housekeeper out of the room. Police said that's when Thigpen assaulted the housekeeper, striking her in the face.


A physical altercation continued into the hallway before the hotel employee ran downstairs to get help, according to APD. 

NBA YoungBoy was charged with disorderly conduct, use of fighting words, disorderly conduct - physical obstruction of another and possession of marijuana less than an ounce. 

Thigpin was charged with disorderly conduct - act of violence toward another, disorderly conduct - physical obstruction of another and possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

The pair were taken to the City of Atlanta Jail.

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