Young Thug’s High-Profile Witness List for YSL RICO Case Revealed
Atlanta, GA – Young Thug, the acclaimed Atlanta-based rapper, has unveiled his star-studded witness list for his closely-watched YSL RICO case. Recent reports suggest that the artist has compiled a roster of his musical peers to vouch for his professional character.
Among the notable figures included in Thug’s witness list are music industry luminaries like T.I., Kevin Liles of 300 Entertainment, YouTube’s global head of music Lyor Cohen, Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald, renowned rapper Killer Mike, and even his ex-girlfriend and fellow YSL artist Jerricka.
The YSL RICO case has been a hot topic since May 2022 when Young Thug, Gunna, and numerous members of their music label were arrested on charges of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity.
The case’s progress has been hindered by a complex jury selection process, lasting for over six months. Securing unbiased jurors for such a high-profile trial has proven to be a challenging task.
JUST IN: Music executives, rappers, entrepreneurs, city councilman and family members among 28 named witnesses who could potentially testify on behalf of Young Thug during trial. We’re still working to get a copy of the State’s witness list. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/9Vfpy8mDtC
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) January 3, 2023
The YSL RICO case has faced its share of complications. In April 2023, Angela D’Williams, an attorney representing YSL’s Rodalius Ryan, sought to withdraw from the case, citing “egregiously low” compensation for the substantial workload and attention the trial demands.
This trial has become one of the most extensively covered legal proceedings in the 50-year history of hip-hop, drawing attention from fans and industry insiders alike. As Young Thug’s witness list is revealed, the hip-hop world watches closely, anticipating the trial’s outcome.