Fulton County DA: If You Decide To Admit Your Crimes Over A Beat, I’m Gonna Use It!!

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has come under fire for using rap lyrics to indict members of the YSL crew, including Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna.

In a press conference on Monday, she defended her actions.

“I think if you decide to admit your crimes over a beat, I’m gonna use it. You do not get to commit crimes in my county and then decide to brag on it, which you do that for a form of intimidation and to further the gang, and not be held responsible,” she told reporters.

She then used an example of lyrics used in court:

“Just one of the lyrics used in this indictment is: ‘Me and my crew striking out, striking in all black / Send me the drop, we’ll kick in the house / If we steal a car, we’re gonna take off the tags.’ Well, they’re kicking in doors, committing home invasions and now I’m using those lyrics that they’re admitting to doing that.”

She added: “I’m going to continue to do that, people can continue to be angry about it. I have some legal advice: don’t confess to crimes on rap lyrics if you do not want them used — or at least get out of my county.”

There is currently a petition to stop rap lyrics from being used as evidence against rappers. Is it time for artists to stop putting their crimes on wax?

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