Young Thug’s Lawyer Defines “Pushin P” And “Thug” In RICO Trial Opening Statements

A year and a half after his arrest, Young Thug’s RICO trial is finally underway. High-profile prosecutor Fani Willis claims that Thug’s YSL record label and crew are actually a violent gang, and Thug is facing racketeering charges. Earlier this month, Judge Ural Glanville ruled that the state could use Thug’s lyrics as evidence, a controversial and troubling tactic that makes no allowances for artistic license. This puts Thug’s lawyer in the unenviable position of explaining Thug’s lyrics and iconography in ways that won’t seem sinister.


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