Lawyers for Young Thug, who was arrested this week on a charge accusing him of co-founding a violent street gang, filed an emergency motion on Friday asking for bail for the Atlanta rapper, calling his lockdown ” inhuman”.
The artist, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested Monday at his home in Atlanta. He is one of 28 people indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, on racketeering charges. Prosecutors say the gang committed multiple murders and shootings over the course of about a decade.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the motion of titles was filed on Friday. In it, Young Thug’s attorney Brian Steel said his client had spent the past four days in isolation “as if he were a forgotten person alone in the world,” according to this and other reports from local news outlets.
The motion seeks better conditions and states that the ceiling light is kept on 24 hours a day, preventing Williams from sleeping, the newspaper reported. Williams’ lawyers also said he is being given “inedible” food and has not had the opportunity to exercise, shower or interact with anyone other than his lawyers.
Williams remains detained at the Cobb County Jail pending a bail hearing in Fulton County Superior Court.
The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office said Williams is being held in solitary administrative confinement for his own safety, and that lights remain on so officers can check in and make sure he is okay, according to the agency. of WSB-TV news.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis announced the charges on Tuesday. Prosecutors say that in late 2012, Williams and two others founded Young Slime Life, a criminal street gang that is commonly known as the YSL and is affiliated with the national Bloods gang.
The 88-page indictment filed Monday in Fulton County, Georgia, cites lyrics from several music videos as evidence and accuses alleged gang members of committing violent crimes to raise money for the Atlanta gang, promote their reputation and increase their reputation. power and territory. It also alleges that Young Thug rented a car that was used in a gang murder.
Steel, the rapper’s attorney, had previously told news outlets that “Mr. Williams has committed no crime” and he “would fight to the last drop of blood to exonerate him”.
Also accused in the indictment was rapper Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens. Gunna was arrested in Atlanta on a racketeering charge on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer who could comment on the charge he faces.
Among his other hits, Young Thug co-wrote the hit “This is America” with Childish Gambino, making history when it became the first hip-hop track to win the Grammy for song of the year in 2019.