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Young Thug’s Father Says He Has Been Wrongfully Accused

The rapper was arrested on May 9.

On May 9, Young Thug was arrested at his Atlanta home and named in a gang indictment. His father is now speaking out.

Jeffery Williams Sr. told WSB-TV that his son has been wrongfully accused, “I think my son has been unfairly linked to a lot of things. But it’s up to us to prove it.”

He also added, “I’m gonna fight for him to the end. I’m his father. That’s what I do.”

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, prosecutors say that the indictment is centered around Young Slime Life, which prosecutors believe to be a criminal street gang co-founded by the Grammy Award-winning artist. Young Slime Life is also the name of the rapper’s YSL record label.

Young Thug’s father denies this accusation, “It’s a business. It’s a record label,” he explained.

Born Jeffery Lamar Williams, the artist was charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in street gang activity. According to jail records, the 30-year-old was booked into the Fulton County Jail.

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The RICO charge cites an alleged incident dating back to Jan. 2013, and the gang activity offense is connected to allegations from May 2017, jail records show.

Both charges are a part of a larger 56-count indictment.

Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, held a press conference on May 10 to address the RICO operation against YSL and explained that the main focus was to get the gangs off of the street, claiming that they  “conservatively” contribute to “75 to 80 percent of all of the violent crime” in Georgia communities.

Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, maintains that the “Solid” artist has not committed any crimes.

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