Young Thug was arrested on May 9 over participation in street gang activity and conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The rapper has been denied bond by the judge and is expected to stay behind bars until his next hearing in January 2023.
Judge Ural D. Glanville denied Thug bond stating that he is a danger to the community and has the potential to kill.
“There has been significant proffers about Mr. Williams being a danger to the community,” he said.
“In particular, the state’s proffer that they have taken proffers from other gang members. People who are in this particular indictment and others who are not in this indictment. That he is the leader of the gang, he is dangerous and if he crosses them, he’ll kill them or their families,” he added.
Prosecutors also called Thug dangerous and even went ahead to brand him as the most dangerous member of the YSL family.
They also tried booting Thug’s attorney Brian Steel off the case stating that his past association with YSL members would bring conflict of interest. The prosecutors were however unsuccessful.
CEO of 300 Entertainment Kevin Liles and Garfield Larmond from Thug’s management team took the stand and vouched for the rapper stating that he is a good kid and had no weapons on him when he got arrested.