Atlanta native Young Thug is making headlines again.
Authorities announced that Young Thug’s acquaintances were suspects in the gruesome death of a young woman from East Point. Reports put one of his family members in the focus of crime.
YSL’s co-founder’s niece, Fardereen Deonta Grier, was arrested on Wednesday, July 6, for allegedly battering his girlfriend Destiny Fitzpatrick, AllHipHop.com reported.
Allyn Glover of the East Point Police Department said Grier was sobbing when law enforcement arrived at the home. She added that Fitzpatrick was lying in blood by the front door of the house.
According to the EPD representative, Grier said that his uncle is the famous, embattled rapper Young Thug. Officers arrested Grier and charged him with murder.
Young Thug Sends A Message From Jail
Young Thug speaks from behind bars.
The rapper made a surprise appearance through the video during Hot 97’s Summer Jam on Sunday, thanking fans for their support as he faces RICO accusations that YSL is a criminal gang.
Following videotaped messages from Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Polo G and G Herbo, Thug addressed the crowd at MetLife Stadium while encouraging prosecutors to support the Protect Black Art initiative, a law that could prevent rappers from using their lyrics against them in court.
“This is Thug. I just want to thank all my friends and family for coming out and supporting us. You know, your support during this time means a lot to us, you know,” he said.
Thug, along with Gunna and other members of the YSL, appeared in a 56-issue indictment that included charges ranging from possession of drugs and weapons to murder.
“You know, this isn’t just about me or YSL, I always use my music as a form of artistic expression, and now I see that Black artists and rappers don’t have that, you know, freedom,” Thug continued. “Everybody please sign the ‘Protect Black Art’ petition and keep praying for us. I love you all.”