Young Slime Life — Prosecutors Plan To Call 300 Witnesses To Testify Against Rappers Gunna & Young Thug In RICO Case

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Young Slime Life — Prosecutors Plan To Call 300 Witnesses To Testify Against Rappers Gunna & Young Thug In RICO Case

Gunna and Young Thug appear to have a lengthy trial ahead of them.

According to a tweet from The Atlanta Objective reporter George Chidi, the state plans to call 300 witnesses to the stand during the upcoming trial for the incarcerated rappers. They are just two of more than two dozen people locked up following a sweeping gang indictment for their alleged criminal involvement as members of the Young Slime Life gang.

George Chidi said,

“The state says it will be calling 300 witnesses during the YSL trial, and may require three and a half months. Judge Glanville thinks it will take longer.”
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He added,

“This is why I keep saying that the public discussion focused on lyrics misses the point. There is A LOT of evidence in this indictment. Very little changes if lyrics were not being used as evidence, which is why I think the DA should consider setting them aside.”

Young Thug (real name is Jeffery Williams) is charged with conspiring to join forces with others for the purpose of illegally obtaining money and property through a pattern of racketeering activity as well as conducting and taking part in the enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity.

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Gunna (real name Sergio Kitchens) is accused of receiving stolen property as payment for theft, possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and involvement in criminal street gang activity.

The rappers’ lyrics from their songs are being used as evidence, which seemingly prompted California legislators to pass a Rap Act bill to prevent other rappers from experiencing the same situation. The bill cites artists’ rights to free speech and expression.

Despite being locked up, the duo is nominated for two Grammy Awards: One for Best Rap Performance and the other in the Best Rap Song category for their hit “Pushin P.” With any luck, they’ll be able to accept their pending awards in person if they win and enjoy the upcoming ceremony.

In a statement, Gunna‘s attorney Steve Sadow said,

“Gunna is honored to be nominated for a Grammy award. He has put his heart and soul into his music. To his fans and the Atlanta community in which he lives and works, he once again proclaims his innocence, and hopes and prays that justice will be served and he will soon be freed from this nightmare to return to his music.”

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Authored by: S. G.