Looks like summer time 2022 will go on with out the favored sounds of music from Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna. Gunna surrendered to Fulton County authorities on a racketeering cost on May eleventh, and was denied bond the following day. The ‘Wunna’ rapper stood earlier than a choose on Monday and was as soon as once more denied bond for the indictment.
According to Jewel Wicker of Billboard, Gunna pleaded not responsible the RICO cost, as prosecutors allege he and different members of Young Slime Life have engaged in prison exercise since 2012.
The prosecution reportedly argued that Gunna was “not just an associate” of the group, however a “documented gang member” who was “one of the bosses” in a “command position.” Prosecutors additionally talked about Gunna “directed troops into combat” whereas referencing lyrics from a few of his rap songs as alleged proof.
The Fulton County choose denied Gunna’s bond saying he was involved the rapper might be a “danger to witnesses and other folks tied to this.”
Despite the allegations in opposition to the Atlanta rapper, his authorized group is denying his involvement in any gang exercise and beforehand launched a press release slamming the prosecution for utilizing music lyrics as a part of their case.
It is extremely problematic that the state depends on music lyrics as a part of its allegations. These lyrics are an artist’s inventive expression and never a literal recounting of info and circumstances. Under the state’s principle, any artist with a music referencing violence might discover herself the sufferer of a RICO indictment. The allegations within the indictment, so skinny as to be clear, assist Mr. Kitchens’ movement for bond.”
Young Thug was additionally scheduled to face earlier than a choose on Monday.
Gunna’s trial date has been set for Jan. 9, 2023.
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