Judge Rules Young Thug’s Lyrics Can Be Allowed As Evidence In RICO Trial

Lyndon Abioye |

A judge has ruled that rap lyrics by Young Thug and his collaborators will be allowed as evidence in the racketeering trial of YSL.

In court, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville ruled that 17 specific sets of lines from the music of Young Thug and other YSL artists could be used by the state.

“The question is not rap lyrics. The question is gang lyrics,” prosecutor Mike Carlson told the judge. “These are party admissions. They happen to come in the form of lyrics.”

“I’m conditionally admitting those pending lyrics, depending upon – or subject to a foundation that is properly laid by the state or the proponent that seeks to admit that evidence,” Judge Glanville said. “I would just ask the state or just remind the state if any other lyrics are sought to be admitted that we I’d have to go through this same analysis.”

Thugger’s attorney Brian Steel was not happy about the ruling.

“[Prosecutors] are targeting the right to free speech,” Steel said during arguments.

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