Since the arrest of the whole YSL squad, we’ve received many updates on Young Thug. During the greatly anticipated event hot 97 throws every summer Sunday night, the rapper would release a statement to his fans in place of him not being present for his promised performance. During the recording, Thug voiced his appreciation for the support fans of YSL have shown so far.
“I just want to say thank you to all of my friends and my family for coming out and supporting us. You know, your support during this time means a lot to us…” Thug started.
“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, Everybody please sign the ‘Protect Black Art’ petition and keep praying for us. I love you all.”
In the previous week, Kevin Liles, CEO of 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records COO, informed the public about a petition called Rap Music On Trial: Protect Black Art that strives to terminate the use of the “artistic expression” as evidence in court.
Prosecutors on the famous case have submitted lyrics from Young Thug and YSL in their RICO indictment. The record presented includes “Anybody” ft—Nicki Minaj, Thug & Gunna’s “Slatty.
Summer Jam is an annual hip-hop festival held in East Rutherford, New Jersey. New York-based radio station Hot 97FM sponsors the event. Held in June, the affair is known as one of the biggest summer attractions in the northeast. The show features the widespread acts of today’s hip hop and R&B.
The event held in MetLife Stadium had anticipated performances by Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Pusha T, City Girls, Burna Boy, Cardi B, and more.