Jury selection in Young Thug‘s YSL trial has begun, and it’s now been reported that top industry rappers could testify against the rapper who is being charged with gang-related activities.
An Atlanta reporter at WSBTV mentioned that the rappers would be used as witnesses to testify against Young Thug.
JUST IN: Lil Wayne, Birdman, Rich Homie Quan, YFN Lucci among notable witnesses who could testify against Young Thug during YSL trial. Jury selection begins today. I'm working on posting the State's list of 372 witnesses. @wsbtv
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) January 4, 2023
“JUST IN: Lil Wayne, Birdman, Rich Homie Quan, YFN Lucci among notable witnesses who could testify against Young Thug during YSL trial. Jury selection begins today. I’m working on posting the State’s list of 372 witnesses. @wsbtv”
On Tuesday, All Hip Hop reported that executive producers, a council member, and the hip-hop superstar’s on-and-off fiancé would be testifying, including Killer Mike, Kevin Liles, Lyor Cohen, Atlanta city councilman Antonio Lewis, Corey Jackson, Jerikka Karlae, Jeffrey Williams (Young Thug’s father), and attorney Ashleigh Merchant.
Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, is one of the 14 defendants to face the RICO conspired charges on January 9.
It was initially 28 defendants. However, eight have taken plea deals, while six others will be tried separately because they do not have lawyers or are fugitives.
Prosecutors allege that Young Thug was “one of the founders of YSL, or Young Slime Life, an alleged criminal street gang accused of committing violent crimes, including murder and armed robbery from 2013-2022,” according to WSBTV.
However, defense attorneys allege that YSL is a record label and clothing company.
Young Thug’s trial begins January 6 He could face life in prison if found guilty of the racketeering conspiracy.