Young Thug ‘s lyrics are being used against him in the racketeering case.
The rapper is among 28 defendants of the Young Slime Life collective named in a 56-count indictment that includes charges ranging from drug and gun possession to murder. On Monday in Fulton County, Racketeer was arrested on charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Affected and Corrupt Organizations Act and Participating in Criminal Street Gang Activities.
Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, allegedly possessed stolen weapons and had intent to distribute methamphetamine, hydrocodone and marijuana, the indictment alleges. Prosecutors allege that two of YSL’s partners, Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin, worked to “obtain Slime’s permission to attempt a second murder” to kill YFN Lucci while he was in prison.
Thug is also accused of renting a car “used in the commission of the murder of a rival gang member, Donovan Thomas, Jr.”
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According to Rolling Stone, prosecutors are using Thug’s lyrics and social media posts to portray him as a violent gang figure.
The indictment listed the lyrics to nine different songs that began with “Eww” in 2014, the most recent of which was “Ski” with Gunna in 2021.
The indictment also alleges thug’s 2018 “Everyone” with Nicki Minaj (“I didn’t kill anyone, but I had something to do with that body”), and 2018’s “Just How It Is” (“He gave the lawyer close to two miles, “Take It To Trial” in 2020 (“For slimes you know I killed, case, I beat twice, The State, I wasn’t defeated the way the bait came and grabbed me”).
Prosecutors claimed Thug’s lyrics constituted “a clear act in advancing the conspiracy.” Social media posts by Thug and other YSL members were also referred to in the lawsuit.
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