Iyanna ‘Yaya’ Mayweather is Facing Up to 99 Years in Prison if Convicted
Last week, Floyd Mayweather was in the headlines again after his daughter, Iyanna “Yaya” Mayweather was arrested. She’s accused of stabbing the 25-year-old girlfriend of rapper NBA YoungBoy, which resulted in the woman being hospitalized.
Now, Yaya Mayweather is facing a massive amount of prison time for the crime.
Mayweather is facing almost 100 years if convicted
On April 4, Yaya Mayweather was arrested in Houston and charged with suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and detained in Harris County Jail in Texas. She was released on a $30,000 bond but the penalties for her charges are severe.
According to Texas law, the aggravated assault charge is a first-degree felony that carries a penalty of 5 to 99 years, and a fine up to $10,000.
Because the victim was injured and this is considered a domestic violence incident, those factors may influence the amount of time Mayweather gets if she is convicted.
According to a report from Hot97, the victim, LaPattra Jacobs, required surgery after the ordeal. 19-year-old Mayweather went to the home of NBA YoungBoy – whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden – and an altercation ensued after Mayweather confronted Jacobs about being in the home.
She allegedly grabbed a knife and attacked Jacobs in the kitchen, stabbing her twice. Since being released on bail, Mayweather’s been ordered to stay at least 1,000 feet away from Jacobs.
Complex noted that although Mayweather’s case has heavy penalties, it’s unlikely her punishment will be that severe if since she does not have a criminal history. Her track record will also play a role in out the legal proceedings play out.
Mayweather hires J. Prince’s lawyer
Taking a page out of Rap-A-Lot Records CEO James Prince’s book, Mayweather’s reportedly retained Kent Schaffer as her attorney.
Schaffer is a well-known business and criminal defense attorney in Houston who’s worked with clients such as Congressman Craig Washington, Slim Thug, Armie Hammer, Tony Norris, and Pimp C.
According to Schaffer’s profile, some of his celebrity clients hired him for business dealings, not criminal proceedings.
Yaya Mayweather’s mom supports her, NBA YoungBoy deletes Instagram
In wake of the news, Floyd Mayweather hasn’t issued a direct statement about his daughter, but her mother, Melissia Brim, is showing her support. Brim posted a video message on Instagram with the words, “Got your back FOREVER.”
Meanwhile, NBA YoungBoy caught heat over Mayweather and the stabbing incident. Comments came in from fans and other celebrities such as 50 Cent, T.I., and incarcerated rapper Kodak Black.
While NBA YoungBoy responded to criticism in the immediate aftermath, he and Kodak Black started a beef.
In a now-deleted video, he went on a rant and called Mayweather his wife, directing his trolling comments at Kodak Black. Though he’s been publicly defending her, recently, NBA YoungBoy deleted all posts from his Instagram account, following in the footsteps of his girlfriend who did so earlier this year.
Currently, Mayweather’s alleged victim wants to stay out of the spotlight and issued a statement saying she is not okay.