YoungBoy Never Broke Again never thought that moving to Utah and going under house arrest would change the direction of his life and music career forever, but it did.
Born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, the young and successful rapper lived life on the fast lane, just rolling with the punches-and not solely because he wanted to, but because he had to.
His rap career took off, but trouble soon followed; during his extensive interview with Billboard, he explained how getting hit with felony drug and weapon charges led to arrests, jail time, and even enlightenment.
“I wanted help very badly. I needed a friend. And it hit me,” said NBA YoungBoy.
“I woke up one morning and was like, damn, they got me. Look at the shit I done spoke about. Look at the shit I put in these [people’s] ears. Man, I feel very wrong about a lot of things;
“How many lives I actually am responsible for when it comes to my music? How many kids and people have got in a car or put this shit in their ears and actually went and hurt someone? And now, I’m sitting back like, damn, I can’t do it all in one day. But I promise to clean whatever I can clean. But it’s gon’ take time.”
During his house arrest, the 23-year-old rapper was visited by Mormon missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ the Latter-day Saints, he explained.
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How will Mormonism Affect his Music?
It was the first of many visits; in fact, he was so moved by this new development in his life that he wants to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints once he is free from house arrest.
Since then, NBA YoungBoy has decided to turn over a new leaf, and switch gears with his music.
Despite being ecstatic with his new faith, NBA YoungBoy admitted that it might affect his music, “What if they don’t like me now? I’m not changing.
“I will not be provoked, I will not be broken, and I’m not going back to who I used to be. Accept it or not – I ain’t going back.”
The rapper’s fans would just have to sit back and wait for new music if they’re wondering how Mormonism would affect NBA YoungBoy’s music going forward.
According to the About Mormons website, members of this religion consider music to be “an important and powerful part of life.”
Members are encouraged to listen to music that won’t “drive away the Spirit, encourages immorality, glorifies violence, uses foul or offensive language, or promotes Satanism or other evil practices.”
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