So why isn’t Jack Harlow charged with all those rappers? That’s what a reporter wanted to know at a recent news conference about the announcement of gang-related charges against the likes of Young Thug and Gunna in Fulton County, Georgia.
“Um, the indictment has Young Thug and a bunch of other rappers. But there’s a name I was hoping to see and I didn’t see it. And that’s Jack Harlow,” a reporter asked. “Can you talk to that?”
District Attorney Fani Willis looked up with a faint smile before saying, “What I’ll tell you is, as big as this indictment is, I told my team, ‘Let’s not be sexy. Let’s not overdo it. Let’s be conservative in our approach.’ Which is always the approach I take. By taking that approach, 28 defendants were prosecuted and prosecuted for the crimes that were appropriate for this RICO indictment.”
Reporter: ‘The indictment has Young Thug and a bunch of other rappers. But there’s one name I was hoping to see and didn’t, and that’s Jack Harlow. Can you talk to that?
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis responds: pic.twitter.com/13YlMUFiAJ
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 10, 2022
Some users on Twitter speculated that the journalist may have prepared his question based on some troll tweets, including one from @WaveyForever, who wrote, “Isn’t Jack Harlow on YSL too?” (YSL stands for Young Slime Life, the organization the “Go Crazy” rapper founded.) cheep read: “Free YSL! Arrest Jack Harlow!
The reporter may then ask him about Queen Naija, who has become Twitter’s Favorite Artist clown around and blame every time something goes wrong.
The jokes surrounding Harlow and the slew of accusations come as Young Thug, Gunna and other YSL members are facing serious accusations. Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and involvement in criminal street gang activity. Meanwhile, Gunna, whose legal name is Sergio Giovanni Kitchens, is charged with one count of conspiracy to violate RICO. Although Gunna has yet to be arrested, Sheriff Patrick Labat confirmed that they were “making arrangements” with the rapper’s crew.
88-page indictment charges Young Thug with being directly and indirectly associated with a host 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, allegedly “claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang.”
In February of this year, two YSL associates allegedly asked Young Thug for “permission” to “make an second attempted murder” of Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci while incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail awaiting trial for murder, according to the indictment. According ComplexLucci was stabbed at the facility on February 9, an attack prosecutors say was carried out by YSL associates.
An attorney for Thug has said the artist “vehemently denies the allegations made against him and looks forward to the opportunity to defend this case in court.”