AceShowbiz - Young Thug and Gunna are receiving support from fellow rappers Meek Mill and Post Malone. Taking to social media, Mill and Malone defended Thug and Gunna, who have been indicted for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations.
On Thursday, May 12, the 35-year-old Mill wrote in an Instagram Story, "Thug put on many families I seen with my own eyes... stand up for them in these times not the lit ones!" He went on saying, "Labels, women, n***as... I pray that [District Attorney] be fair to them knowing what we out here tryna survive."
"Thug and Gunna ain't no crime bosses, they successful rappers with influence that didn't leave their environment behind," Mill continued. The "Going Bad" rapper went on adding, "If you bring your environment with you it's basically RICO. Watch yourself out here."
That same day, Malone turned to his Twitter account to show support to Thug and Gunna. The "Sunflower" rapper, who is currently expecting his first child with his girlfriend, simply tweeted, "I love you more than life itself thug, gun. My love and my support will be here forever."
Aside from Mill and Malone, also defending Thug and Gunna was record producer Metro Boomin. "Using song lyrics to indict n***as is lame af and a joke," Boomin penned in a Twitter post, which was reposted by Mill. "These same lyrics that have made billions for these corporations over the past decade. I'm waiting now to see who gon step up and use those same resources now that the coin has turned." In a separate post, he added, "Or y'all jus gon turn the other way and leave n***as how Interscope did Pac in 95??"
Mill also reshared Lil Durk's Instagram Story, which simply read, "The MF's you do the most for try and hurt you the worst." Along with Durk's post, Mill wrote, "The people I did the most for tryna take me out 'but can't' or tryna manipulate the world. I'm a bad person because they ain't hold up the 'loyalty' part."
On May 11, Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, surrendered to authorities in Fulton County, Atlanta just two days after Thug was arrested at a Buckhead mansion after the home where he was at was raided. Gunna has been charged with one count of conspiring to violate RICO while Thug was indicted on multiple counts.
The conspiracy charge stems from an alleged incident that occurred on January 24, 2013 while the gang charge is connected to an alleged offense from May 12, 2018. He is also accused of commissioning the use of a 2014 Infiniti sedan that he rented from Hertz and was used in the 2015 murder of 26-year-old Donovan Thomas Jr.
More recently, it's confirmed that Gunna was formally denied bond on the racketeering charge for which he was arrested. As a result, the "Drip or Drown" spitter will remain in the custody of the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
In response to the denial of bond, the legal team representing Gunna filed new court documents for his release, slamming the charges against him. The motion partially read, "The allegations in the indictment, so thin as to be transparent, support Mr. Kitchens's motion for bond."
"There is no allegation that he committed any act of violence. There is no allegation that he ever sold any drugs," the petition stated. "There is no allegation that he ever committed any act relating to obstruction of justice or interfering with the administration of justice. There is no allegation that he engaged in any conduct which suggests that he would be a flight risk, a danger to the community or a danger to any person."