Jeffery Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug, was hit with gang-related charges on May 9 and now lyrics from several songs over his career will allegedly be used in court, per ABC News.
The Thug tracks included in the YSL indictment are “Anybody,” “Take it to Trial,” “Ski” featuring Gunna, and “Slatty.”
Per the outlet: “Prosecutors argue that the lyrics served as ‘overt acts’ to fulfill a key objective of the alleged RICO conspiracy: ‘Preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation, power and territory of the enterprise [YSL].’”
On Young Thug’s “Slatty” from Slime Language 2 the document quotes the following verses:
“I killed his man in front of his momma, like fiick lil bruh, sister and his cousin,” “I shoot out,” and “kill em, not leaving a trace,” the lyrics stated in the document say.
The rapper is not accused of murder, but of allegedly renting a car that was used in the killing of a rival gang member.
Gunna who is signed under Thug’s YSL label has been charged with one count of RICO along with 26 other YSL members.
“Young Stoner Life,” which was established in 2016 as an imprint of the music label 300 Entertainment. The imprint is not named in the indictment.
Additionally, Thug has been charged with seven felony charges outside of the RICO case.
“Mr. Williams has committed no violation of law, whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared,” Young Thug’s attorney Brian Steel told the outlet.
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