Jeffrey Tate is NBA YoungBoy’s younger brother. Tate, 16, is in custody in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Javon Brown in Baton Rouge. Tate and YoungBoy have the same father. The “Bring ‘Em Out” rapper, 20, was born in Baton Rouge as Kentrell Gaulden.
WVLA/WGMB in Baton Rouge was the first to report that Tate was the brother of NBA YoungBoy. The station was also the first to report that Tate, along with Davaughn Tate, 18, who is Jeffrey’s brother but not NBA Youngboy’s, were in police custody. Tate is being held at a juvenile facility. Police say that he had been accidentally shot in the arm during the brawl and was arrested when he sought treatment at a local hospital.
Javon Brown was shot in Baton Rouge on the afternoon of December 2. Brown was pronounced dead the following day. Tate is facing charges of principal to second-degree murder, principal to illegal use of a weapon, simple battery. While Devaughn is facing charges of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Tate will be charged as an adult in the case.
The Advocate reports that Brown was shot on Ottawa Drive in the city at around 2:45 p.m. The newspaper says, citing the sheriff’s office, that Brown and another teenager were approached by three teenagers who instigated a fight. Police said those three men fled the scene.
Tate & YoungBoy’s Father Is Serving 55 Years in Prison
YoungBoy’s father was the subject of the song, “Lonely Child.” YoungBoy told The Fader in October 2017 that his father went to prison when the rapper was 8 years old after being sentenced for murder following a robbery gone wrong. During the song “Lonely Child,” YoungBoy raps, “I miss my f***in’ daddy, I’ve been callin’ Montana my father.” Montana is a reference to the head of Never Broke Again Records.
Tate confirmed in an interview with XXL Magazine in February 2017 that his father was incarcerated.
YoungBoy’s Has Had Beef With His Mother Recently
In November 2019, YoungBoy’s mother, Sheronda Gaulden, 45, went on Instagram Live to chastise her rapping son for allegedly kicking her out a house he had bought for her to live in.
In her posting, Gaulden said that she and her son had a falling out because he had been telling her what to do. Gaulden said in the video that she would rather live under an interstate highway or on a park bench rather than live under his rules.
According to her Instagram page, Gaulden is an aspiring stand-up comedian. Gaulden has three children in total, two sons, Youngyboy and Tate, and a daughter. Tate is younger than his famous rapper.