AceShowbiz - Is Young Thug doing alright? The "Pick Up the Phone" rapper has sparked concerns among fans as he looked "defeated" during his RICO trial in a new video.
The clip, which circulated on Twitter on Wednesday, January 25, showed the incarcerated emcee hunching over his desk in court as he rested his head on the table. The hip-hop artist wore a mask, but it dangled below his nose.
Upon seeing the video, fans sent out supportive comments for Thug. "Praying for Young Thug. For forgiveness and for his health," one person wrote. For his well-being and for the best possible outcome. Im genuinely sad for him in this situation and I hope that the accusations against him are false."
"It's so wrong idc his lyrics should not be used against him. There whole case is off rap lyrics that they lie about to make gangsta rap doesn't mean it's true smh lord we need you," another user penned. "Victory will be yours Jeffery hang on."
While Thug and other YSL members remain in custody, Gunna pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act in December 2022. The "Pushin P" rapper took an Alford plea, meaning that he entered a guilty plea to the one charge while maintaining his innocence on that same charge as a form of self-preservation. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but it was commuted to time served.
Earlier this month, Thug was caught red-handed during what appeared to be a drug. In courtroom surveillance footage which has circulated online, co-defendant Kahlieff Adams was seen walking unattended and approaching Thugger, who was sitting next to his attorney.
Kahlieff then extended his closed right hand to the rapper, during which he allegedly slipped Thug a Percocet. The YSL Records founder was seen extending his open right hand and accepting an item, which he quickly put under the table where he was seated. A deputy saw the transfer and immediately confronted Thug, who then handed the pill over.