The arrests of Young Thug and Gunna made international headlines this week, as the two Atlanta rap stars find themselves facing serious charges in an ongoing federal RICO case. In particular, Thug, legal name Jeffery Williams, faces several charges from Fulton County's district attorney, including that he was allegedly a founder and active leader of the violent Young Slime Life (aka YSL) street gang.
Ice-T famously emerged from Los Angeles street life to become a major Hip-Hop star and successful actor. After the story of the rappers' arrests broke, and when it became clear that RICO laws meant their lyrics would be used against them, Ice shared his thoughts via Twitter.
‘It’s Easy to make the Streets think you’re a Gangster," he tweeted. "It’s HARD to convince the Feds you’re NOT..’ Via ICE T."
The 80-plus page indictment charges both Young Thug and Gunna (legal name Sergio Kitchens) with gang-related crimes, and includes more than 25 others who have allegedly participated in YSL gang activity.
“Mr. Williams came from an incredible horrible upbringing, and he has conducted himself throughout his life in a way that is just to marvel at,” Attorney Brian Steel told The New York Times.
Young Thug charges and alleged Young Slime Life involvement
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