The explosive news of the arrests of Young Thug, Gunna and 26 of their alleged associates shocked the hip-hop community. This is not how we thought this week would start. According to reports, Thugger and Gunna were named in a 56-count indictment that claims the two successful rappers were involved in gang activity.
Young Thug is accused of involvement in racketeering, robbery, obstruction of justice, intimidation of witnesses, murder, assault on law enforcement officers, and more.
The racketeering case seems to have been developing for some time, as the media reported that authorities accused Thug, real name Jeffrey Williams, of renting a vehicle which was later used in the murder of a member. of a suspected rival gang. In fact, the alleged crimes allegedly occurred between 2013 and 2022.
Next, Gunna’s involvement would be less serious, although authorities noted that the rapper wore pendants, chains and rapped lyrics about his collaboration with YSL-Young Stoner Life or Young Slime Life. Indeed, according to prosecutors, YSL is a gang and, in a RICO case, if a person can be proven to be part of said gang, they can be charged with the charges for which their associates are responsible.
Additionally, reporters have since tracked down Young Thug’s attorney. When asked to make a statement, attorney Brian Steel was brief.
” I will tell you the answer to any allegation: Mr Williams has committed no crime and we will fight to the last drop of blood to clear him said Steel.
Moreover, as far as Gunna is concerned, her lawyer has not yet come forward. However, professionals have dissected the case online. Allegations that two YSL associates went to Thug for permission to carry out a second attempted murder on YFN Lucci, someone Thugger had fought with in the past, were mentioned.