Rapper Young Thug was arrested on two gang-related charges on Monday.
According to Fulton County jail records, the “Bad Bad Bad” performer was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity.
According to the records, the RICO Act charge stems from an alleged offense on January 24, 2013, while the gang activity charge dates from May 12, 2018.
Further information about the charges was not immediately available. Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, denied any wrongdoing on behalf of his client.
“Mr. Williams has committed no violation of law, whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally, and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared,” Steel said in a statement.
Young Thug, 30, was arrested at his Buckhead residence, according to a spokesman for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
In a grand jury indictment, he and 27 other people connected to his record label were identified as members of the same gang called Young Slime Life, and some of them were charged with violent crimes such as murder and attempted armed robbery.
The “Hot” rapper was spotted smoking on stage during Travis Scott’s performance at Miami’s E11even this weekend as they performed “Pick Up the Phone” together.
The rapper was arrested on drug-related charges in 2017 and had his bond revoked less than a year later after failing a drug test in connection with the case. After six days in custody, he was released.
One month later, he and his attorney requested that certain evidence be suppressed due to alleged police misconduct.
Young Thug was nominated for a Grammy in 2019 for his work on Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.”