RAPPER Young Thug has been denied bond by a judge, who cited a “significant concern” that he will be a danger to the community or could obstruct justice.
However, the judge said he would be open to reconsidering future motions regarding bonds.
Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams was arrested last month and charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of participating in criminal street gang activity.
Authorities accused him of renting a car that was used to carry out a 2015 drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Donovan Thomas.
His trial is scheduled for January 9, 2023.
The rapper’s arrest is the result of a larger grand jury indictment that names 28 members and associates of his label YSL Records.
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The 56-count indictment cites their lyrics as conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
It runs a whopping 88 pages long, according to The New York Times.
Gunna, Yak Gotti, PeeWee Roscoe, and Young Thug’s brother Unfoonk were also indicted.
Each of the charges against Young Thug are felonies.
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His defense attorney Brian Steel said in a statement: "I'll tell you the response to any allegation: Mr Williams committed no crime whatsoever and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him."
Not long after the news broke, the hitmaker's mug shot was released.
He appeared straight-faced in the photo wearing two white tank tops.
According to Seiden, prosecutors are accusing YSL of being a "criminal street gang that started in late 2012 in the Cleveland Avenue area of ATL.
"YSL claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang."
Young Thug is alleged to be a founding member of the group.
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Seiden reported that in the indictment, he was listed under several aliases, including Slime.
Other rumored founders include Walter Murphy – known as DK – and Trontavious Stephens – known as Tick or Slug.
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