YSL’s Gunna surrendered to Fulton County authorities early Wednesday morning. Gunna is facing charges of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The “Pushin P” rapper was one of at least 28 others, including Young Thug, caught up in a sweeping RICO indictment brought by the Fulton County District Attorney this week.
During Gunna Wunna’s virtual court appearance on Wednesday, his attorney argued for a bond to be set, but the magistrate judge said that decision would be left for the superior court judge. “I don’t have the authority to do it,” the judge told the court.
Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, is allegedly affiliated with a gang known as Young Slime Life that the D.A. says is linked to 80-percent of violent crime in the city.
Gunna’s attorney emailed Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne a statement, saying, in part: “Mr. Sergio Kitchens, known as Gunna, is innocent. The indictment falsely portrays his music as part of criminal conspiracy.” He went on to describe Kitchens as an entertainer and philanthropist.
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The news came two days after YSL’s label head Young Thug, real name Jeffery Williams, 30, was arrested early Monday afternoon at his home in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood.
Gunna is due back in court in June.