The State of Georgia v. Jeffery Lamar Williams (higher generally known as Young Thug) and YSL Enterprises, Inc. (or Younger Stoner Life Data) RICO trial is sort of underway. Whereas representatives for Fulton County declare to have over 300 witnesses able to testify to the rapper’s allegation of prison actions, Younger Thug has ready a listing to refute their testimony.
Due to Michael Seiden, a WSBTV reporter, Williams’ witness listing was shared on Twitter. The listing is way shorter than the prosecutor’s listing, solely together with 28 folks with a caveat that anybody named by the state of Georgia as a witness shall be requested to talk on Williams’ behalf.
JUST IN: Music executives, rappers, entrepreneurs, metropolis councilman and members of the family amongst 28 named witnesses who might doubtlessly testify on behalf of Younger Thug throughout trial. We’re nonetheless working to get a duplicate of the State’s witness listing. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/9Vfpy8mDtC
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) January 3, 2023
Just a few notable names showing on the entertainer’s witness listing embrace music executives Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles, the co-founders of 300 Leisure, the report label to which Williams is signed, in addition to social activist/fellow rapper Killer Mike. Different business professionals on the listing embrace Sony Music govt Kelechi Aharanwa, and YSL’s co-founder Walter Murphy can be listed as a possible witness for Williams regardless of having accepted a plea deal.
Primarily based on this listing, as Williams fights the 56-count indictment, his authorized technique will depend on negating his public persona, as his father (Jeffery Williams Sr.) and ex-girlfriend (Jerrika Karlae Hauser) seem on the listing as potential character witnesses.
Whereas rapper Gunna’s lawyer insists he is not going to testify towards Williams’ the situations of his plea deal might have contingencies ought to the trial not go the best way the prospectors count on. The identical goes for Antonio “Mount Tounk” Sledge and Williams’ older brother Quantavious “Unfoonk” Grier, who have been each Williams’ co-defendants earlier than accepting a plea deal.
Younger Thug’s trial for his RICO case is at the moment set to happen on Monday, January 9, 2023, and will doubtlessly go on for greater than six months.
Among the artists talked about are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an unbiased subsidiary of Warner Music Group.