YOUNG Thug was denied bond by a judge on Wednesday on the grounds he is a flight risk.
Judge Robert Wolf of the Fulton County Magistrate Court sided with the state prosecutor to deny bond to the rapper, reports The Fader.
Wolf said Young Thug is a flight risk and added that he would pose a risk of committing additional felonies if he were released.
Charges include conspiring to violate the RICO Act, murder, armed robbery, and participation in criminal street gang activity.
Music producer Metro Boomin showed support for the two rappers and all the artists involved.
Metro Boomin continued to say YSL is not a gang but rather a company that’s provided “countless jobs and opportunities” to the Black community.
Fellow rapper Post Malone offered his support in a tweet: “I love you more than life itself thug, gun. My love and my support will be here forever.”
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Gunna also denied bond
Gunna was also denied bond, but Judge Wolf mentioned his case was entirely different than Young Thug’s since he was given a broader racketeering charge.
Judge Wolf said he would “absolutely… consider bond” for both men once there is more information known.
Denied bond, continued
Defense attorney Brian Steel told the court Young Thug has deep ties to the Atlanta community and has been cooperative throughout the process, therefore he didn’t pose a flight risk.
Steel also mentioned his client has never been convicted of a felony and the open case against him from four years ago is basically dead.
Young Thug was denied bond at a hearing on Wednesday.
Judge Robert Wolf of the Fulton County Magistrate Court sided with the state prosecutor to deny bond, reports The Fader.
Wolf cited the rapper as a flight risk and added that he would pose a risk of committing additional felonies if he were released.
Young Thug’s father speaks out
The rapper’s dad told Atlanta’s ABC affiliate that his son has been wrongfully accused.
Jeffrey Williams Sr said that YSL is more of a business than a criminal gang, according to Channel 2.
“I’m gonna fight for him to the end,” Williams said. “I’m his father. That’s what I do.
Young Thug previous arrests, continued
By the time he was seventeen, he became a father.
At this age, he realized his talent for rapping and decided to make changes in his lifestyle to fulfill his potential and break away from a life of poverty.
Young Thug previous arrests
Young Thug grew up in the midst of crime and violence.
During school, Young Thug was expelled after breaking his teacher’s arm and was put into juvenile detention for four years.
It is alleged that his involvement in violence continued throughout his teenage years, as he developed bad habits including gambling and drug use.
Young Thug’s arrest
Young Thug was arrested at his Buckhead Atlanta home in the afternoon of Monday, May 9.
Brian Steel, Young Thug’s lawyer, said the rapper is innocent and vowed to vigorously defend him until it is proven.
“Jeffery Williams, who performs as “YoungThug, ” vehemently denies the allegations lodged against him in the Fulton County (Georgia) Indictment of May 9, 2022,” Steel said in a statement to The Sun.
“We look forward to the opportunity to defend this case in court. We filed a Motion for Bond and anticipate a hearing in the near future.
“We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr Williams will be cleared.”
Who is Young Thug?
Young Thug is an American rapper best known for the songs Go Crazy, Solid, and Bubbly.
Young Thug’s real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams.
He was born in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Thug was arrested yesterday with one count of attempted murder and one count of participating in criminal street gang activity.
Who is a member of the alleged YSL gang? continued
Other alleged members include:
- Kahlieff Adams aka “Bobby Hunt”
- Martinez Arnold aka “Duke”
- Derontae Bebee aka “Bee” or “B”
- Damone Blalock aka “Bail”
- Javaris Bradford aka ” Tuda”
- Justin Cobb aka “Duwap”
- Cordarius Dorsey aka “Polo” or “Juicy”
- Miles Farley aka “Slato” or “Lil Miles”
- Jevon Fleetwood aka “4tray” or “Psycho”
- Damekion Garlington aka “Dee” or “Sxarfaxe”
- Quantavious Grier aka “Unfoonk”
- Marquavius Huey aka “Qua”
- Deamonte Kendrick aka “Yak Gotti”
- Wunnie Lee aka “Slimelife Shawty”
- Demise McMullen aka “Nard”
- Tenquarius Mender aka “Stunna”
- Walter Murphy aka “DK”
- Jayden Myrick aka “SetTrip” or “JayMan”
- Quamarvious Nichols aka “Qua”
- Rodalius Ryan aka “Lil Rod”
- Antonio Sledge aka “Mounk Tounk”
- Trontavious Stephens aka “Tick” or “Slug”
- Shannon Stillwell aka “Shannon Jackson” or “SB”
- Antonio Sumlin aka “Obama”
- Jimmy Winfrey aka “Roscoe”
Who is a member of the alleged YSL gang?
What is Young Thug’s net worth?
Since the start of his career, Jeffrey Lamar Williams has come a long way from the Section 8 house he grew up in.
This number comes from his successful career in the music industry.
How to listen to Gunna’s ‘pushin P’ track
The official audio for Gunna & Future’s “pushin P” featuring Young Thug from his album DS4EVER is out now.
Gunna’s pushin P song is available on all major platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music.
The official video premiered on January 12 and has been added to Gunna’s YouTube account.
Where did ‘pushin P’ come from?
Pushin P is a track from Gunna’s new album DS4EVER.
The phrase appears to have been coined by the rap artist.
In the music video, Gunna is seen with Future and Young Thug using the phrase pushin P.
In a video posted to Twitter, Gunna explained: “Leaving your partners out the loop? That ain’t P. You see what I’m saying,” adding, “We ain’t on that. We on P shit! We pushing P.”
What does ‘pushin P’ mean? continued
Gunna took to Twitter offering a series of examples of how to use P – and when not to use it.
He wrote in a series of tweets: “Jumpin n a person beef or situation when u dk wats goin on Not [P].
“Now…putting your people in position is [P].
“Bossing up your B***h is [P].
“Risking your life to feed your family is [P].
“Being a real n***a off the Internet is [P].
“I’m pushing [P].”
“Speaking on a n**** for no reason is not [P].
“Being loyal is definitely [P].”
What does ‘pushin P’ mean?
He also has been seen popularizing the “P” emoji on his social media, leaving hip hop fans confused over its meaning and its link to the song’s title.
Basically, pushin P means to stay real, and the P stands for player.
Young Thug’s court appearance has not been set
The next court appearance date for Young Thug has not been set, Michael Seiden reported.
The rapper will remain jailed at this time.
Young Thug’s possible retirement, continued
The rapper said that while he might not be working on full-length projects into his mid-40s, he would still record songs if the right opportunities came along.
“I’ll sell a song to Chanel when I’m 45 or 50,” he told Complex.
“I’d rather start doing a different thing. It ain’t even about nobody else, it’s just about me and my integrity and how I want to be looked at.
“I got other business and other s**t to be doing. I got kids that gonna need more attention from me in 10 years.”
Young thug spoke about retiring
The rapper recently spoke of giving up music and retiring in favor of his six children.
“Why would I be 45 or 50 years old trying to record albums?” Young Thug said.
“When I’m 50 years old, I know 80 percent of the world is 15 to 24.”
Gunna’s dating history, continued
According to reports, Heather seemingly assumed Jai was referring to her and responded on her page, writing: “S**t really lame. I got this old a**** pressed the f**** out. I ain’t never bother no body. You been poking at me every day til you got a reaction outta you…”
Gunna did not address the rumors about him and Heather Rose.
Heather later reportedly claimed that she “privately dm’d” Jai.
She went on to say: “& u wanna have a show clearly. Baby you won. I ain’t doin this lame a** s****! I know wtf goin on & you know wtf goin on that’s why you really mad & bothering me everyday.”
In an Instagram post later, Heather allegedly wrote Gunna’s name multiple times in big font.
The posts have since been deleted.
Gunna’s dating history
Gunna has reportedly been linked to model Heather Rose, and Jai Nice in the past.
At one point, Jai allegedly claimed on social media that Heather was his side chick, allegedly directing posts toward Heather.
Jai reportedly wrote on Instagram stories: “You b**** wished I f**k them n****.”
Without naming anyone, she continued: “you mad you getting passed around like a hot potato you been clout chasing and attention. Seeking for weeks now you got it.”
Are Gunna and Chloe Bailey dating?
The two were snapped sitting beside each other with a small table in-between them, leading fans to believe they were on a date.
In February, Gunna and Chloe were seen in public again walking hand in hand.
Despite being photographed together, Gunna and Chloe did not confirm or deny dating rumors.
Why was Gunna indicted in this case? continued
While all 28 defendants were charged with conspiracy to violate RICO, Gunna and Thug’s fellow defendants face additional charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault, drugs, and weapons charges.
The indictment also claims that Gunna was wearing chains that read “YSL” and “Slatt” in the video for his Lil Keed collaboration “Fox 5.”
Prosecutors argued that his wardrobe in the video and the line “we got ten-hundred round choppers” amount to “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.”
Why was Gunna indicted in this case?
On May 9, 2022, Young Thug was arrested in Atlanta.
Gunna faces charges due to his affiliation with Young Thug’s group Young Slime Life aka “YSL.”
The indictment defines YSL as a “criminal street gang” founded in 2012 with an affiliation with the Bloods – a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California.
Who is Gunna?
Gunna is the stage name for American rapper Sergio Giavanni Kitchens.
He is signed to Young Thug’s record label YSL Records, as well as 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records.
He first raised in the ranks after featuring on Young Thug’s “Floyd Mayweather,” alongside Gucci Mane and Travis Scott.
What crimes are included in the RICO act?
Racketeering violations are regarded as “predicate offenses”, referring to a crime committed which is a component of a larger crime.
- Distribution of a controlled substance
- Mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Wire fraud
- Witness tampering
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