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The young thug was arrested in Atlanta with two gang counts and Rico charges

Rapper Young Thug was arrested at his home in Buckhead, Atlanta with two gang counts and Rico charges.

The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was one of 28 people charged in Atlanta with conspiracy to violate the state’s Rico Act and street gang charges, according to jail records.

He is being held in the Fulton County Jail.

The conspiracy charge dates from 2013 and the gang charge from 2018, the prison record says.

Young Thug is allegedly one of three founders of Young Slime Life, “a criminal street gang that began in Atlanta in late 2012,” according to the indictment.

YSL is linked to the national Bloods gang, officials said. The charges include “preserving, protecting and enhancing the Company’s reputation, power and territory through acts of extortion, including murder, assault and threats of violence.”

Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, told local media that “Mr. Williams has committed no crime” and that he would “fight to the last drop of his blood to exonerate him.”

He will appear in court for the first time on Tuesday, May 10 at 11:30 am.

Also on Monday, May 9, rapper Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, was charged.

It was not immediately known if Gunna, who is accused of conspiracy to violate the state’s RICO law, was arrested.

In April 2021, Young Thug and Gunna posted bail for 30 low-level inmates who were unable to pay the costs themselves.

Young Thug’s record label was called YSL Records or Young Stoner Life Records.

The label bills its artists as part of the “Slime Family,” and a compilation album called “Slime Language 2” reached #1 on the charts in April 2021.

Additional coverage by AP

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Bobby Allyn

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