Parents Under Fire for Organizing Gangster-Themed Party for Child with Realistic-Looking Guns

A young Louisiana family is under fire for throwing a gangster-themed party for their toddler, complete with realistic-looking weaponry and obscene rap music. Five young boys danced while flashing phony cash at the viral “NBA YoungBoy-themed” birthday party.

However, in reaction to the outpouring of criticism, the birthday boy’s mother, Devine Brooks, stated that the public had it all wrong. According to her, the family wanted to portray an innocent fun occasion, and the boys thought they were filming a music video.

Brooks stated that her kid requested an NBA-themed celebration, which he received. According to the Daily Mail, she stated that her boys are well-educated and engaged in football, even going to nationals.

The party’s video showed a number of guys dancing with the kids to the song “Never Broke Again” by the 24-year-old Louisiana rapper, who has 11 kids.

Decorations for the gangster-themed celebration included champagne bottle balloons, diamonds, wads of cash, and realistic-looking Glocks. The footage of the event, on the other hand, sparked online indignation, with one Instagram commentator blaming troubles in the youth and younger generation to parents and those who plan parties like this.

Another commenter stated that NBA YoungBoy’s music is inappropriate for children. After his ankle monitor is removed, the rapper has stated a desire to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

NBA YoungBoy, Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, has 11 children with nine different women. In January 2023, he married his long-term fiancée, the mother of two of his children. Gaulden’s music regularly incorporates themes of weapons and money, which most likely influenced the gangster-themed birthday celebration.

Some of his lyrics discuss getting guns and using them in everyday life. In March 2021, the rapper was charged with firearm possession, which resulted in his detention until he posted a $500,000 cash bond. His release was conditional on monitoring and imprisonment at home in Utah.

Brooks disclosed in an Instagram remark that her son shares the same birthdate as the Louisiana rapper, which inspired the gangster-themed celebration.


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