Reporter wants to know why Jack Harlow (??) wasn’t charged with Young Thug

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So why isn’t it Jack Harlow charged with all these rappers? That’s what a journalist wanted to know during a recent press conference surrounding the announcement of gang-related charges against people like young thug and Gunna in Fulton County, Georgia.

“Uh, the indictment has Young Thug and a bunch of other rappers. But there’s one name I was expecting to see, and I didn’t. And that’s Jack Harlow” , asked a reporter. “Can you talk about it?”

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District Attorney Fani Willis looked up with a slight smirk before saying, “What I’m going to tell you is, as broad as this indictment is, I told my team: “Let’s not be sexy. Let’s not exaggerate. Let’s be careful in our approach. This is always the approach I take. By taking this approach, 28 defendants were indicted and they were charged with the crimes that were appropriate for this RICO indictment.

Some Twitter users have speculated that the reporter may have crafted his question based on tweets from trolls, including one from @WaveyForever, who wrote, “Isn’t Jack Harlow also in YSL?” (YSL stands for Young Slime Life, the organization founded by the “Go Crazy” rapper.) Another Tweeter read, “Free YSL! Stop jack harlow!!!!”

Perhaps the reporter will then ask about Queen Naija, who has become Twitter’s Favorite Artist clowning around and blaming whenever something goes wrong.

The jokes surrounding Harlow and the slew of indictments come as Young Thug, Gunna and other YSL members face serious charges. Young Thug – born Jeffery Lamar Williams – is charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity. Meanwhile, Gunna – legal name Sergio Giovanni Kitchens – is charged with one count of conspiracy to rape RICO. Although Gunna has not yet been arrested, Sheriff Patrick Labat confirmed that they are “making arrangements” with the rapper’s team.

The 88-page indictment accuses Young Thug to be both directly and indirectly associated with a multitude of criminal activities, ranging from armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to murder.

Young Slime Life, the organization of which Thug is a founding member, is said to have “claimed affiliation with the national Bloods gang.”

In February of this year, two YSL associates reportedly asked Young Thug for “permission” to “Craft a second attempted murder,” Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci while incarcerated in Fulton County Jail awaiting trial for murder, the indictment states. ComplexLucci was stabbed in the establishment February 9 – an attack prosecutors say was carried out by YSL associates.

A lawyer for Thug said that the artist “vehemently denies the allegations made against him and that he looks forward to the opportunity to defend this case in court”.

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