Young Thug Arrested For Gang Offences

American rap and hip-hop artist Jeffery Williams aka Young Thug, has been arrested on charges of being apart of a gang and taking part in gang wars.

The 30 year old artist along with fellow rapper Gunna and 28 members of YSL, a record label known to be connected to the LA based street-gang, The Bloods.

Many compare YSL to Death Row Records, the infamous Gangsta Rap label owned by Suge Knight and Dr Dre during the 1990's, who were also associated with The Bloods.

Mr Williams's charges are as follows:

Criminal activity

Criminal activity with an known criminal gang

Conspiring to violate federal law

Instigating a gang war

Taking part in a gang war

Organised crime

Drug smuggling

Drug dealing

Armed Robbery

Attempted Arm Robbery

Attempted Murder

Sanctioning hits on rival gang members

Drug Possession

Mr Williams is known for several hit singles such as Punk, Go Crazy, and City Girls.

He also co-wrote the 2018 political commentary single This Is America for Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, quickly becoming number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May.

However, both Jeremy Williams and Donald Golver are being sued for plagiarism and copyright infringement by artist Emelike Nwosuocha aka Kid Wes, who claims it copied his 2016 single Made In America.

Mr Williams is being held in Fulton County Jail and he is due to appear in court Tuesday.

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