AceShowbiz - Young Thug is facing another legal battle. The "Stoner" spitter has been slapped with a $150,000 lawsuit after he failed to perform as he has been spending time behind bars for the RICO case.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Monday, August 15 that due to Thugger's incarceration, he was unable to perform at an Atlanta concert that was set up in January of this year. He was arrested in May. Unfortunately, he was denied bond in June after an hours-long hearing.
Young Thug is now being sued for $150,000 in damages and attorneys' fees for the canceled June 18 show. The ATL native was going to receive $300,000 for a 45-minute set, half of which was paid upfront. He would get the remainder after the gig was over, according to court documents. Atlanta-based A-1 Concert Entertainment hasn't yet received the $150,000 back, although someone from his company YSL Touring stated the refund would be issued.
"Due to his arrest and the nature of the felony criminal charges against Williams, it was immediately apparent in May 2022 that he would not be able to perform as required in the agreement," the filing read. "To date, A-1 Concert has not received any reimbursement of the $150,000 owed to it."
Young Thug is facing a number of criminal charges following his May 9 arrest. Last week, more charges were tacked on, including two criminal street gang activity-related counts, and three charges for violation of the Georgia controlled substances act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a machine gun. Two additional defendants were also named in the machine gun count, Martinez Arnold and Deamonte "Yak Gotti" Kendrick.
Young Thug is among 28 men charged in a 56-count Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) indictment, which also involves Gunna. The Grammy Award-winning artist has been booked into Fulton County Jail on charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.
His attorney was previously confident that his client will be cleared of all charges. "I'll tell you the response to any allegation; Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever," Brian Steel said after the rapper's arrest. He further stressed, "We will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him."