Atlanta rapper Sergio ‘Gunna‘ Kitchens will remain in custody until the start of his trial in 2023, reports confirmed on Monday.
YSL RICO case updates: Atlanta judge denies Gunna bond
From what we understand, the rapper’s bond application was declined. This means that, as things stand, Gunna will remain in custody until the commencement of his trial on 9 January 2023.
According to Wicker, prosecutors argued that there is enough evidence to prove that YSL (Young Slime Life) is, indeed, a gang organisation and not a record label. The State also claimed that Gunna, much like his rap mate Jeffery ‘Young Thug’ Williams, allegedly serves in a ‘command’ role within the criminal enterprise.
I was just in court where a judge denied bond for Gunna and set his trial date for Jan. 9, 2023. Prosecutors allege YSL is a gang, not just a record label. They also alleged Gunna serves in a “command” role. More to come for @billboard— Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) May 23, 2022
Gunna has been charged with violating the RICO Act and according to prosecutors, who argued against his conditional release on Monday, the rapper is a documented gang member who has, in the past, allegedly directed troops to commit acts of violence.
Concurring with the State, the judge noted his concern for the safety of witnesses. Unless Gunna’s legal representatives file an appeal against Monday’s ruling, the rapper may be forced into a hiatus for eight months.
Prosecutors said Gunna is a “documented” gang member and that he and Williams “direct their troops” to commit violent acts. The judge said his biggest concern was witness tampering.— Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) May 23, 2022
Gunna’s attorney can file a renewed motion for bond at a later date.