According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the bomber ended the hearing after Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, requested that evidence in the YSL RICO case be suppressed. A video of a naked man with the message “Free Young Thug” was played on a screen in court.
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The hearing is Young Thug’s first public appearance since his arrest in May. He scored a major victory when Judge Ural Glanville granted the rapper permission to suppress evidence in the YSL RICO lawsuit.
Judge Glanville prevented prosecutors from using cellphones and other evidence taken from Young Thug’s home without a search warrant in 2015. Prosecutors planned to present evidence at Thugger’s next trial, which is set to begin in January.
Young Thug went to court one day after his longtime partner Gunna accepted a plea deal in the YSL RICO case. Gunna pleads Alford, which clears him.
He was released from prison on Wednesday, December 14. YSL founder Walter Murphy has also entered a plea in a RICO lawsuit. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was released from prison on Tuesday, December 13.