Lawyers Use Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl Performance to Prove Young Thug Isn’t in a Gang
Snoop Dogg‘s Super Bowl performance has been used as key evidence in Young Thug‘s RICO trial.
Young Thug is currently on trial for allegedly conspiring to violate Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, along with seven further drug- and gang- related felonies.
His rap lyrics are being used to accuse him of his YSL gang affiliation in trial.
In the latest developments of Thugger’s trial, witness and YSL co-founder Trontavious “Tick” Stephens has been testifying on behalf of the prosecution and was cross-examined by Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel.
Steel used Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl performance to demonstrate that Young Thug is solely an entertainer, not a gang member. He showed Snoop Dogg’s crip walk dance (associated with the Crips) to prove that gang culture is embedded into rap culture and did not necessarily imply gang affiliation.
Previously, videos of tennis superstar Serena Williams doing the crip walk at the Wimbledon Championships have been shown to prove the same point.
Stephens also claimed that Young Thug’s name was an acronym for ‘Truly Humble Under God’. He cited the song ‘Dropping Jewels’ as an example of Thug talking about God, but did not recall any specific lines when pressed.