American rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges

American rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges

He was charged in a sweeping grand jury indictment along with 27 other members of the street gang.
11 May, 2022

Police in Atlanta, Georgia arrested rapper Young Thug, who won a Grammy for his co-written hit 'This Is America' in 2019, on Monday on charges including participation in criminal street gang activity, police records showed.

The hip hop artist, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was also charged under Georgia state's "Conspiracy To Violate The Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organisations Act", according to Fulton County police records.

Representatives for Williams were not available for comment.

Williams is best known for his albums including So Much Fun and the 2021 hit Punk, both of which topped the Billboard 200 charts. He also earned a Grammy nomination for his rap hit 'The London', in 2020.

The New York Times reported that Williams was charged in a sweeping grand jury indictment that identified him and 27 other people as members of the same street gang. Some were charged with violent crimes including murder and attempted armed robbery.

The office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, known for investigating whether former President Donald Trump tried to influence the state's handling of the 2020 election, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Willis has identified gangs as a serious problem for Fulton County.

“I'd say 80% at minimum and probably more like 90% of all of the violence that we are seeing is stemming from the gang problem,” Willis told an ABC-affiliated TV network last week.


Anonymouseee May 11, 2022 11:55am
He certainly lived up to his name.
Mahmood May 11, 2022 12:00pm
The whole Rapper phenomena originated from gangs and ghettos of inner-cities of America, housing projects, prisons, drug culture and poverty brought about due to lack of opportunities based on race and color of the skin.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad May 11, 2022 01:21pm
As you sow, so shall you reap.
Syed Zariff May 11, 2022 09:59pm
Why is this news even relevant to Pakistanis ?????
Chachu Jan May 11, 2022 11:48pm
One of the most talented artists of all time!