Young Thug has fans concerned after being spotted looking “defeated” in court amidst the rapper’s ongoing RICO case.
Many on social media said they were praying for the YSL rapper to remain positive, after courtroom video showing Thug looking defeated began circulating on Twitter Wednesday.
Concerning Video Of Thug Looking Depressed In Court Room Prompts Concern From Fans
Thugga can be seen hunched over his desk with his head on the table, with a mask dangling below his nose.
The footage prompted fans to pray for the Atlanta native.
“Praying for Young Thug. For forgiveness and for his health,” wrote one fan. “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.”
Young Thug looked defeated in court recently 🙏😔 pic.twitter.com/HtskB55Qt9
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) January 25, 2023
Fellow YSL Members, Collaborators Say Thug Is Trying To Remain Positive But Is “Disappointed”
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, YSL co-founder Mondo offered his opinion on Young Thug’s mindset throughout the RICO trial, saying the rapper remains optimistic but is “disappointed” about some of the recent issues surrounding his case, the outlet reports.
“I’ve been talking to Mama Thug, I’ve been talking to his sisters. Thug is keeping a good spirit and keeping his head up, but certain stuff he’s just disappointed about,” he said without going into specifics.
Meanwhile, frequent collaborators Lil Baby and Metro Boomin also provided uplifting updates at Thug’s well-being following his arrest last May.
“I be talking to him, he’s blessed man,” Metro said on DJ Drama’s The Streetz Iz Watching podcast last week. “Anybody know Slime know he got a heart of gold but he got the heart of a warrior at the same time, so he got his head up.”
Young Thug in court today 😔‼️ pic.twitter.com/nmlDdNn97k
— RapTV (@Rap) January 25, 2023
Thug’s Defeated Footage One Of Several Issues, Setbacks During Jury Selection For RICO Case
Thug has experienced several setbacks since jury selection for his upcoming RICO trial recently,
Earlier this month, Thug and one of his 13 co-defendants were accused of exchanging drugs while court was in session. One courtroom video shows as Khalieff Adams hands him a Percocet pill in plain view of the courthouse, The Shade Room reported.
Following the exchange, a Fulton County Sherriff’s deputy asked Thugga to open his hand to reveal the pill, to which the rapper complied.
Adams, Thug’s co-defendant, initially resisted and was even tased several times, according to the outlet. The deputy ultimately found additional Percocet pills, marijuana, tobacco along with other contraband hidden on his person.
EXCLUSIVE: My colleague @MarkWinneWSB just obtained surveillance video that shows the moment prosecutors accuse Young Thug and his co defendant Kahlieff Adams of conducting a “hand-to-hand” drug deal in court.@wsbtv pic.twitter.com/smhVopvH7x
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) January 19, 2023
And that was the second time one of Thug’s YSL co-defendants attempted to smuggle in contraband to the Fulton County jail.
On January 17, another YSL rapper Yak Gotti’s mother was arrested after reportedly attempting to sneak in a bag filled with tobacco products and rolling papers to her son at the Fulton County Courthouse.
Meanwhile, Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steele, said there’s a separate investigation into a potential juror reaching out to him via email.