1090 Jake Theorizes On Why Young Thug Might Not Have Paid For YSL Woody’s Lawyer

1090 Jake has a lot to say about Young Thug and YSL’s ongoing RICO trial, especially as some internal conflict seems to affect the case. Moreover, during a recent interview with DJ Vlad on VladTV, he theorized on why he thinks Thugger isn’t paying for YSL Woody’s lawyer. Vlad brought up his alleged conversation with Gunna’s lawyer, who is currently representing Donald Trump, concerning the difficulties of pleading the Fifth as a result of possible federal indictments. Jake claimed that Woody acted in an ill-informed and perhaps manipulated way in court, since he fired his public defense lawyer during proceedings.

Furthermore, 1090 Jake suggested that Young Thug might not have the authorization to pay for counsel for crucial codefendants like Woody, as they could possibly testify against him in court. Vlad chimed in to counter with defendants being able to choose their payment sources, but Jake maintained that it might not work out in Thug’s to fund a legal team that might eventually move against him. Both individuals, despite their different perspectives on this specific matter, called this case a “circus” and think that appeals and mistrial rulings will come soon. This specific question of Woody is due to the many narratives that emerged upon his testimony, including the arrest of Thugger’s lawyer Brian Steel and accusations of witness coercion against the case’s judge, Ural Glanville.

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1090 Jake Speaks On Young Thug & YSL Woody

Elsewhere concerning this RICO trial, Young Thug’s brother Unfoonk recently offered a vague and confusing message for fans. “Should I set the record straight or let the world think what they wanna think?” he wrote on his IG Story, leaving many fans scratching their heads as to whether this has anything to do with the case. For those unaware, Unfoonk pleaded guilty to certain charges last year, resulting in a 12-year sentence with ten of those being on probation. This caused much controversy around potential snitching accusations, so fans want answers as quick and as clearly as they can get them.

Meanwhile, it looks like Judge Glanville is here to stay. He did not approve of motions to recuse him from the trial, and it seems like he’s committed to continuing the legal process and seeing it through himself. Whether or not this holds up is a question for another time. For now, 1090 Jake and plenty of others are trying to piece things together little by little.

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Young Thug’s Brother Unfoonk Bamboozles Fans With Cryptic Message: “Should I Set The Record Straight”

Young Thug, as everyone knows at this point, is still working tirelessly to make his case and be a free man in the near future. Unfortunately, it seems that every other day presents a new setback for the Atlanta, Georgia influencer and multi-hyphenate. One of them involves his brother and fellow YSL rapper, Unfoonk. Many fans observing this case closely feel that he screwed over his blood relative by accepting his plea deal nearly one year ago. To recap, Unfoonk pleaded guilty to one count of violating the state’s RICO act in addition to another count of theft by receiving stolen property. It led to a 12-year sentence, which includes 10 on probation. Now, Young Thug’s brother has a message that is seemingly making him more enemies by the second.

According to HipHopDX, Unfoonk was all sorts of cryptic, sharing the note on his Instagram story. “Should I set the record straight or let the world think what they wanna think”, he said. Clearly, there is no telling what he could be possibly referring to, other than some stray link to the YSL RICO case. Obviously, fans were leaving with more questions rather than answers.

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Those inquisitions mostly centered around the grammatical errors surrounding the message. “Are or or?” questions mostly flood the comments section, as well as telling Unfoonk to hush up. “Shut da hell up till da case over”, one user writes. “Bruh Nb Checking Fa You . How Thug Doing,” another chimes in. More should come of this, so be sure to stick around for more.

What are your thoughts on Young Thug’s brother Unfoonk asking this ambiguous question? What do you think he is referring to here? Do you think he is hurting this case more than he is helping, why or why or not? We would like to hear what you have to say, so leave your thoughts in the comments. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding Young Thug & the YSL RICO case. Finally, stay with us for everything else going on in the music world.

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Young Thug’s Dad Was Gunna’s Biggest Fan At His ‘The Bittersweet Tour’ Finale In Atlanta

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Young Thug’s father, Jeffrey Williams Sr., has repeatedly defended Gunna against allegations that he was a snitch related to the ongoing YSL Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) trial. Last December, Williams Sr. went so far as to tell Infamous Sylvia, “[Lil Baby] need to shut the f*ck up, ’cause he don’t know what’s going on.”

In case it were still in question, Williams Sr. really rides for Gunna, as evidenced by his front-row presence at Gunna’s The Bittersweet Tour finale at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday night, June 11.

A fan-taken video circulated by Complex on X (formerly Twitter) showed Williams Sr. dancing along to Gunna performing “Ski,” a Gunna and Young Thug song from 2021’s Slime Language 2. Complex also posted a photo (taken by Atlanta’s Royal Photography) of Gunna and Williams Sr. posing while doing the YSL nose-wipe.

In May 2022, Gunna and Young Thug were among 28 YSL members arrested and charged in a 56-count indictment. On December 14, 2022, Gunna was released from prison after he “entered a negotiated plea, known as an Alford plea, in which a defendant doesn’t admit he committed the crime but acknowledges that it is in his best interest to plead guilty,” as reported by WSB-TV at the time.

Afterward, Gunna was subject to criticism for “snitching” on Young Thug and other YSL defendants. Gunna denied the allegations with “I Was Just Thinking” last June.

Young Thug is currently facing nine charges and standing trial in Fulton County.

Young Thug’s Attorney Brian Steel Will Avoid Jail For Now As He Appeals His Court Contempt Sentence

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On Monday, June 10, Young Thug’s ongoing YSL Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) trial was interrupted in bizarre fashion when Brian Steel, Young Thug’s attorney, was taken into custody after being held in contempt of court.

According to Billboard, Steel “will not have to report to jail this weekend on criminal contempt charges after the Georgia Supreme Court granted his emergency motion for bond,” a ruling from Wednesday, June 12.

“The decision means that Steel’s jail sentence — 20 days, to be served over ten consecutive weekends starting this Friday — will be put on pause until the Supreme Court rules on his appeal of the contempt order, which his attorneys have argued was an abuse of the judge’s authority,” Billboard relayed.

FOX 5 Atlanta initially reported that Steel’s charge is due to his approaching the bench following a lunch recess and “revealing his knowledge of an ex parte conversation that took place before court” between the Judge Ural Glanville, prosecutors, and witness Kenneth “Lil Woody” Copeland. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution additionally noted, “It could upend the entire trial, which has already lasted 18 months —making it the longest trial in Georgia’s history.”

See clips of the moment unfolding below.

Young Thug’s Lawyer Granted Bond After 20 Day Jail Sentence

The Young Thug trial continues to take unexpected turns. The rapper’s lawyer, Brian Steel, confronted both the judge and the prosecution over meeting with a witness in private. The lawyer’s refusal to reveal his source subsequently led to him being charged with criminal contempt. The judge sentenced him to 10 weekends in jail, which translates to 20 days. Steel has now been granted bond, however. This means he won’t have to serve time behind bars.

Steel’s own attorney, Ashleigh Merchant, confirmed this development on Wednesday, June 12. “We are thrilled that Brian will be home with his family for Father’s Day this weekend,” she told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “We appreciate how quickly and thoughtfully our appellate courts handled this unfortunate situation.” It was unclear whether Steel would be granted bond. Prior to being granted bond, he asked if he could serve his jail time alongside his client, Young Thug, so they could continue to work on the case. “Those 20 days consisting of every weekend for the next 10 weekends,” the judge originally ordered. “Tt’s to commence this Friday, June the 14th at 7 p.m. and not to end until Sunday, August the 18th, 2024, at 7 p.m.”

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Brian Steel’s commitment to his client has been ironclad. The lawyer spoke highly of Young Thug during an interview with 11Alive in 2023. He not only refuted the charges made against Thug, but made a case for the rapper being a hero. “[He’s] wrongly charged,” he asserted. “I think a person like Jeffery Williams is a hero and not a criminal… He has given jobs to people only in the inner community. He’ll only hire from the inner communities in his studios or his rap label.” Furthermore, Steel praised Thug for being a good role model on the youth. “He goes around our country,” the lawyer claimed. “And he tells people, ‘Hustle doesn’t mean sell drugs.’”

Young Thug has been similarly complimentive of Steel. He even gave a shout out to the lawyer on his 2018 song “Oh Okay.” The rapper used Steel as one of the many examples of his lavish lifestyle. “Cop a Bugatti out of there. I got on white, I can’t kneel,” he raps. “Pour out the pint, watch it spill, yeah (Oh, oh, okay). My lawyer Brian Steel, yeah (Okay).” Gunna and Lil Baby are the other artists on the song, which subsequently gives “Oh Okay” a complicated historical context. Gunna was part of the YSL indictment. He decided to cop a plea deal, however, to avoid prison time. The rapper’s decision has led to widespread speculation that he “snitched” on Thug. He adamantly denies this.

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Why Is Young Thug’s Lawyer Brian Steel Going To Jail?

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After being removed from the courtroom and found in contempt of court by Judge Ural Glanville yesterday, Young Thug’s defense attorney Brian Steel has been sentenced to 20 days in jail. According to local news, Steel was found in contempt of court after confronting the judge about a secret meeting with another defendant and requesting a transcript of the meeting’s minutes.

When Glanville instead questioned Steel how he found out about the meeting, Steel refused to answer, prompting Glanville to have him taken into custody. He ordered Steel to be held at Fulton County Jail for 20 days. In order to continue working on the case, they’ll all be served on weekends. Steel promised to appeal the contempt decision, but asked that he be allowed to spend his sentence with his client Thug, so that they could continue to work on the case — a request the judge granted.

News of the finding drew criticism both online and at the courtroom itself, with a number of lawyers protesting and demanding a mistrial. Steel’s wife and law partner, Colette Resnick Steel, filed the appeal along with a motion for bond.

Young Thug is on trial for alleged violations of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The state alleges that Thug is the leader of a criminal organization, YSL, operating under the guise of a record label. Prosecutors say YSL is responsible for a crime wave across Atlanta, including murder, assault, robbery, and drug dealing.

Young Thug’s Attorney Brian Steel to Serve Jail Time for Contempt of Court Beginning This Friday

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The YSL Rico trial took a turn when Young Thug’s lead attorney, Brian Steel, was charged with contempt of court. As a result, Judge Ural Glanville ordered the attorney to spend the next ten weekends in Fulton County Jail. Steel opted to spend each of the 20 days alongside Young Thug in Cobb Country.

Steel was taken into custody after he did not answer a question about an alleged secret meeting between the judge, prosecutors, and key witness Kenneth Copeland.

According to WSB-TV Atlanta, Steel was provided five minutes to answer. Steel remained silent.

Steel will now have to report to jail this Friday by 7:00 p.m. and be released at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

You can see the moment below.

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Young Thug’s Lawyer Sentenced To 20 Days In Jail For Contempt

Young Thug is facing up to 120 years in prison if convicted on RICO charges. The rapper is believed by the prosecution to be founder and leader of YSL. His lawyer, Brian Steel, has fought tooth and nail to ensure that his client sees the light of day. Steel encountered the wrath of the legal system, however, on June 10. The lawyer confronted the prosecution and the judge over an alleged secret meeting that they had with an alleged Young Thug associate.

Steel took both parties to task over the alleged meeting, as the associate, Kenneth Copeland, is said to be a “star witness” in the case. “If that’s true, what this is is coercion,” Steel said. “[As well as] witness intimidation, ex parte communications that we have a constitutional right to be present for.” He cited an inside source. He refused, however, to name said source despite the demands of the judge. Young Thug’s lawyer noted that an answer would violate attorney-client protections and “work product” privilege.

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The judge tried to order an answer out of Steel by giving him an ultimatum. “I’m going to give you five minutes,” he asserted. “If you don’t tell me who it is, I’m going to put you in contempt.” Steel, sticking by his word, responded: “I don’t need five minutes.” The lawyer was allowed to carry out the rest of his case but was taken into custody soon after. Steel will spend 10 weekends in jail. This means 20 consecutive days behind bars. Steel requested to spend these days in jail with Young Thug. If his bail is denied. Some 20 plus lawyers stood outside the courtroom to show their support for Steel.

Brian Steel has been adamant about Young Thug’s innocence since day one. He told 11Alive’s Neima Abdulahi he appalled by the rapper’s legal treatment. “I’ve had the pleasure of defending Williams for approximately a decade. I know his family, I’ve defended him in courtrooms multiple times.” Steel also noted, however, that Young Thug’s musical persona does not reflect his real life. “It’s an act. They are performers. They’re performing all the time. Much like, I guess, professional wrestlers. We don’t even know their real names. They’re performing all the time.”

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Hits By 50 Cent, Eminem, Lil Wayne, And More Were Remixed In 1950s Style By AI, And Fans Love It

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50 Cent’s breakout hit “In Da Club” isn’t the only song to get the AI remix treatment today. Remakes of faves from Eminem, Tupac, UGK, and more were remade in the style of 1950s doo-wop and rock hits, and are going viral on social media as fans are delighted by the juxtaposition of modern lyrics and songwriting philosophies with sounds that evoke a more wholesome time — at least, in comparison.

After all, rock and roll stars like Chuck Berry and Little Richard were plenty controversial in their day, much the same way Eminem drew fire for his deliberately provocative lyrics. Singers like Sam Cooke tackled divisive sociopolitical topics the same way Tupac did, and it’s important to remember that even Elvis — the original Eminem — were largely considered sex symbols whose work was too racy for the relatively conservative climate of the midcentury, even if they’re considered pretty tame by today’s standards. Check out some of the remakes below.

Lil Wayne: https://twitter.com/AllHHSessions/status/1799284198005706961/video/1
Tupac: https://twitter.com/AllHHSessions/status/1799548625107718366/video/1
Eminem: https://twitter.com/AllHHSessions/status/1799656245974225099/video/1
Ugk: https://twitter.com/AllHHSessions/status/1799670328399974413/video/1
Young Thug: https://twitter.com/AllHHSessions/status/1799865845876703405/video/1
50 Cent: https://twitter.com/AllHHSessions/status/1799895616765694195/video/1
Sisqo: https://twitter.com/AllHHSessions/status/1800049570568913201/video/1

AI in music has been considered a bit of a hot topic recently, with AI-generated songs drawing both derision and acclaim as the works become more popular. However, there are still plenty of fans and music industry professionals who see a need for legislation to control how and when AI can be used, before it’s too late.

Young Thug’s Lawyer Brian Steel Was Taken Into Custody After Being Held In Contempt In The YSL RICO Trial

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So far, to call the ongoing racketeering trial against Young Thug in Atlanta “a farce” would be doing a disservice to the theatrical form. It’s been nothing short of a circus, but apparently, the ringleader, Judge Ural Glanville, had yet another trick up his sleeve as the clown-show degenerated into a slog.

According to multiple sources via the trial’s livestream, Young Thug’s defense attorney, Brian Steel, was taken into custody today after being held in contempt of court by Glanville after he confronted the judge about an in-chambers ex-parte meeting (meaning all concerned parties were not presen) between Glanville and one of the other defendants, Kenneth “Woody” Copeland, after Woody was previously reticent to cooperate. After the meeting, he agreed to testify.

After refusing to tell Glanville how he learned of said meeting, and stopping just short of accusing him of witness coersion, Steel was removed from the courtroom. His second, Keith Adams, asked for a mistrial, noting that Thug — whose real name is Jeffery Williams — does not want to continue the trial without Steel.

Contempt of Court refers to the willful disobedience of a court order or some other conduct that disrupts or disrespects a court proceeding. A judge may impose sanctions such as fines or jail time on a person found in contempt.