According to the journalists over at TMZ, Young Thug’s drug bust is still being processed. What’s going on with our favorite lug? Was he arrested over a nug? Do these words make you shrug? Don’t worry; we’ll explain everything.
WHO IS YOUNG THUG?
Jeffery Lamar Williams, better known by his nom de théâtre Young Thug, is a hip-hop artist who has truly made his mark on the scene. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, he grew up in the same neighborhood as other distinguished musicians Ludacris, Waka Flocka Flame and 2 Chainz.
In 2011, Young Thug signed a record deal with the label 1017 Brick Squad Records. The label is owned by the rapper Gucci Mane. He subsequently became Young Thug’s mentor.
Since obtaining his record deal, Young Thug has garnered praise from the music industry. Critics and other experts have written positively about his lyrics, musical style and experimental approach to the hip-hop genre. Young Thug admits to idolizing veteran rapper Lil’ Wayne and has been quoted saying he wants to collaborate with him.
In addition to his musical prowess, Young Thug has made his mark by subverting gender norms through his sense of fashion. On his Instagram, he often posts photos of his outfits, which typically consist of at least one feminine clothing item and painted nails. And because he has habitually referred to his male friends as “lover” and “hubby,” rumors about his sexual orientation have been floating around for years.
Not totally in love with Young Thug yet? You’re about to be.
Over the summer, he played a sold-out concert–and donated all of the proceeds to Planned Parenthood. He has six children and fathered the first when he was a teenager. On his Twitter, he posted a statement about his generous donation: “Planned+unplanned parenthood is beautiful.”
BUSTED FOR WEED POSSESSION … And Tinted Windows
So what’s going on with this 26-year-old philanthropist? According to entertainment sources, like TMZ and Variety, Young Thug was arrested this week. Apparently having overly tinted windows on your vehicle is a big no-no in Georgia.
Oh, and so is allegedly possessing 2.5 ounces of cannabis.
Georgia police arrested Young Thug during a traffic stop on Saturday. Sources tell us that the aforementioned tinted windows–a misdemeanor in the state–promted the traffic stop. However, a representative for Young Thug has confirmed that the hip-hop artist is currently facing felony charges for the weed.
Young Thug has faced legal problems in the very recent past.
In 2015, the police raided his home and placed him under arrest. His legal team was able to get rid of the felony drug charges (cannabis and cocaine), as well as all three additional counts of felony gun possession. They accomplished this through the magic of law–and constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure.
… Gun, Drug Possession
Young Thug’s list of legal problems piled up while he sat in a jail cell … because he’s now facing 2 more felonies on top of a weed possession charge.
The rapper was arrested Saturday in Georgia by Brookhaven PD after he was pulled over for tinted windows. According to the police report, the cop searched Thug’s Maybach because it smelled like marijuana … and found drugs, 2 guns and almost $50k in cash.
YT and 2 men with him in his car were arrested and taken to jail. Thug’s now facing a felony charge for gun possession, a felony charge for drug possession — for narcotics and liquid codeine found in his car — and the felony charge for weed.
He’s still got the tinted windows charge, too.
Thug appeared in court Wednesday, posted bond and is now out of jail.