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YSL Gang Indictment Update: Lyrics To Be Used & Life Term?

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There has been quite a few updates surrounding the YSL Gang indictment news reveals that Gunna – who was reportedly indicted on one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act – is currently not in custody. During a press conference on Tuesday, May 10th, officials confirmed that the hip hop artist’s reps are making arrangements with the Sheriff.

While details at this time remain sparse, they shared that “the short answer is, he’s not in custody.” When a journalist asked if the 28-year-old recording artist has expressed any interest in surrendering, authorities confirmed, “We’re making arrangements, as much as he had representatives call me last night directly.”

“We’ll muddle through that piece and let you know,” they said of Gunna‘s situation.

Prosecutors in the indictment against members of YSL plan to use Young Thug and Gunna’s lyrics against them.

“I believe in the First Amendment. It’s one of our most precious rights,” Willis said. “However, the First Amendment does not protect people from prosecutors using [music] as evidence if it is such.”

Among the songs that are being used by the prosecution are 2016’s “Slime Shit,” on which Thug is accused of rapping, “I’m in the VIP and got that pistol on my hip, you prayin that you live I’m prayin that hit, hey, this that slime shit.”

Another passage cited in the indictment states that Thug rapped “I killed his man in front of his momma, like fuck lil bruh, sister and his cousin,” and “my trigger start itching,” in 2021.

LIFE IN PRISON?

Willis revealed that the prosecution will be seeking life sentences for “many” of those charged.

Outside of Thug and Gunna, 28 others have been hit with murder, aggravated assault, firearms violations, theft, drug possession, participating in street gang activity, armed robbery, and carjacking between 2012 and 2020 as reported by Billboard.

“We’ll ask on the different charges for the maximum penalties, and there’s obviously many people that are looking at life under this indictment,” Willis said. “You’re absolutely right. These are serious crimes, they’re serious allegations, and it is my opinion that violence in our community deserves maximum penalties.”

Tuesday, the rapper appeared in court and footage of session can be seen in the video below.

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