Young Thug’s lawyers use Snoop Dogg performance as evidence
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Young Thug's lawyers use Snoop Dogg performance as evidence

Young Thug’s RICO case has been ongoing for over two years now, and in a recent development, his lawyers’ have presented Snoop Dogg’s 2022 Superbowl performance as evidence that Thugger is not part of a gang.

Thug (real name Jeffrey Williams) has been deep in a racketeering court case since he got indicted in May 2022. The lyricist has received several charges, including involvement in a criminal organisation, possession of illegal firearms, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of schedule V drugs such as codeine and morphine.

Last year, Williams faced a delay due to the stabbing of his co-defendant in jail. However, now, the YSL co-founder Trontavious ‘Tick’ Stephens is in the process of being cross-examined by Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel.

While proving Williams’ innocence, Steel presented the court with a video of Snoop Dogg crip walking on stage to prove that Young Thug is solely an entertainer, not a gang member. The claim is that gang culture is embedded into rap culture and does not necessarily mean every artist is a gang member.

Young Thug’s lyrics have controversially been used against him during his trial. However, Steel has insisted that it is merely” a convenient way to inject racial bias and confusion into the criminal justice process.”

The YSL co-founder explained that Thug’s name was an acronym for “Truly Humble Under God” and has nothing to do with gangs. He attempted to sway the judge by highlighting how Williams raps about God on his track ‘Dropping Jewels’ but could not recall a specific line from the song.

The label executive was also questioned on whether Young Thug’s track ‘Pushin P’ referenced the drug Percocet. However, Stephens said he could only give an answer after hearing the song.

You can watch Trontavious ‘Tick’ Stephens getting questioned below.