YoungBoy Never Broke Again is Billboard’s latest cover story. In a corresponding interview, the “Put It On Me” rapper opens up about his plans to become a Mormon.
His interest in Mormonism began after missionaries visited him while on house arrest in Utah. “I wanted help very badly. I needed a friend. And it hit me,” he admitted. “It was just cool to see someone with a different mindset that had nothing to do with business or money — just these wonderful souls.”
The missionaries visits YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s home every day and they would discuss The Book of Mormon. He said their visits “make sure” his heart “is in the right space.” His plan is to be officially baptized into the The Church of Latter-Day Saint after his ankle monitor is removed. “Even when my negative thoughts come back, when I do want to tell them, ‘Not today,’ I just don’t let nothing stop it,” the 23-year-old explained.
According to the I Rest My Case hitmaker, Mormonism played a role in his decision to rap less violent lyrics on some of his new music. “What if they don’t like me now?” he said, wondering about his fans’ thoughts on his newfound interest in Mormonism. “I’m not changing. I will not be provoked, I will not be broken, and I’m not going back to who I used to be. Accept it or not — I ain’t going back.”