Young City Jailed On Armed Robbery Charge

Rapper Young City

has been arrested for an armed robbery charge he picked up as a juvenile.The

New Orleans native, who was arrested July 31 in an Atlanta, Ga. suburb, was cited

for speeding by Gwinnett County authorities. Police

continued to hold the rapper (born Kevin Barnes) after discovering he was wanted

for armed robbery in Baltimore, Maryland.Barnes,

a former Bad Boy Records artist who gained fame on MTV’s Making the Band,

was one of many who evacuated New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

He reportedly

lives in Atlanta.According

to sources, Barnes fled New Orleans for Baltimore after becoming involved in several

altercations with rival teens."From

what I understand, Young City’s time in Baltimore was positive, said Filthy Phil,

CEO of Barnes’ current recording home Nomad Entertainment. "It is when his

life and career began to take form. In fact, he was in Baltimore when the MTV

situation came along."Barnes,

who is considered a flight risk, is currently being held in a Gwinnett County

jail without bond. He is waiting to be extradited to Baltimore to face charges."What

is so disturbing about the whole situation is that family and friends were not

made aware that he was being detained for four days," Filthy Phil revealed.

"We had just completed his photo shoot on Sunday and then we did not hear

from him for a few days. It was when he missed his mid-week scheduled studio session

that we became concerned and finally made aware of this misfortune."Barnes,

who maintains his innocence, believes he, like many of his Hhop peers, is a victim

of harassment and profiling. The rapper recently completed his latest project

which is expected to be released in January.

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