Rap star Young Thug and his top artist Gunna have been arrested in a sweeping RICO indictment.
According to WSBTV reporter Michael Seiden, the chart-topping rappers are among 28 defendants in a 56-count indictment out of Fulton County, Georgia.
The indictment stems from a long-running feud between the YSL gang, which is connected to the Bloods, and the rival YFN crew, which is also a faction of the Bloods.
According to the indictment, Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, is accused of acting as an accomplice to murder.
The rapper allegedly rented a 2014 Infiniti Q50, used to murder rival YFN member named Donovan “Big Nut” Thomas Jr., who was instrumental in launching YFN Lucci’s career.
Thomas’ murder in 2015 apparently sparked the war between the YSL and YFN factions.
By May of 2019, the feud reached new heights when gunmen shot up his YFN Lucci’s red Mercedes G-Wagon.
Also, two of Young Thug’s associates allegedly wanted the rap star to greenlight a second murder attempt on YFN Lucci as he sits in jail awaiting trial.
In January of 2021, YFN Lucci was charged for his role in connection to the death of a 28-year-old man named James Adams.
Adams was a passenger in a vehicle with YFN Lucci during a shootout. He was struck in the head by return fire, and the rapper allegedly pushed him out of the automobile and left him for dead in the middle of an Atlanta Street.
In May of 2021, YFN Lucci was arrested in a 105 count indictment for racketeering with the Bloods.
Young Thug and Gunna were taken into custody earlier today (May 9th). Young Thug is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act & Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.
Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, is charged with one count of conspiring to violate RICO.