Late last week, 17-year-old Baton Rouge, La. rapping sensation YoungBoy Never Broke Again was released from jail after being charged with two counts of attempted second degree murder for his alleged role in a drive-by shooting. Now we know why he was released early.

Baton Rouge's WAFB reports NBA YoungBoy, born name Kentrell Gaulden, pled guilty to one count of aggravated assault with a firearm last Monday (May 22). He was released from East Baton Rouge Jail later that week.

NBA YoungBoy confessed to firing off a couple of shots on Baton Rouge's Kentucky Street on Nov. 2, 2016. Local authorities believed the shooting was in retaliation from the shooting death of Keondrae Ricks on Nebraska Street's 2000 block less than eight hours beforehand.

NBA YoungBoy is out now, but considering his troubled past in the streets of Baton Rouge, his safety isn't necessarily assured. That's a point Meek Mill—who's had his own issues with the law—made a few days ago when he suggested the talented young MC could meet his end if he remains in his hometown.

During a Facetime session with the young Baton Rouge rapper, Meek said, “You gotta move or you gon’ die!” To accentuate his point, Meek alluded to his protege Lil Snupe, a Louisiana-based rapper who was shot and killed a few years ago. “I used to tell that nigga every day, when you come off the road, get back on that road,” Meek said during the Facetime session.

Here's to hoping NBA YoungBoy can stay safe. Check out the news coverage of the stipulations surrounding his release below.

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