Atlanta rapper Young Thug and Gunna are facing RICO, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, charges in the grand jury indictment of Young Thug’s YSL collective, which quotes the artists’ lyrics. Young Thug and Gunna, along with 28 people affiliated with YSL, have been implicated in a 56-count indictment at the beginning of the week.
After a home raid on Monday, Young Thug was taken into custody at Fulton County Jail. According to jail records, the artist has been charged under the RICO act for “participation in criminal street gang activity.”
The conspiracy charge derives from an alleged incident on January 24, 2013, along with the gang charge connected to another alleged incident occurring back on May 12, 2018.
Young Thug is accused of renting the car used in the 2015 murder of 26-year-old Donovan Thomas, which left two others wounded during a drive-by. Christian Eppinger was also named as one of the suspects in the 56-count indictment. Eppinger was arrested earlier on in the year regarding the shooting of an Atlanta police officer.
According to WSBTV, prosecutors are asserting that Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin asked Young Thug for consent to plot on YFN Lucci’s life, allegedly not for the first time. Rumor has it that Lucci was stabbed while at Fulton Country Jail back in February.
Gunna also has reportedly been charged with a count of conspiring to violate RICO. The rapper hasn’t been booked as of yet. Other people indicted under the related counts include Yak Gotti, Duke, Peewee Roscoe, and Young Thug’s brother Unfoonk. The indictment referenced lyrics in a collection of songs as evidence for “gang-related” activity as the line blurs between artistic expression and truth.