Atlanta rapper Young Thug is facing six new felony charges this week. He faces these new charges in addition ongoing legal woes from his May 9th arrest. The previous arrest having landed him behind bars for conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization (RICO) act.
The new indictment was filed last week against Young Thug, and four others, in Fulton County Superior Court.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they were charged with "participation in criminal street gang activity, violation of the Georgia controlled substances act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a machine gun and drug charges."
Officials say these charges were a result of what they found in his Buckhead home during his initial May 9th arrest.
Fans have taken to social media platforms like Twitter to express their distress about the ongoing developments in the case.
One tweet, with more than 2,000 likes, shows a photo of a man looking distressed with his hand on his head and reads, "Young Thug hit with more charges smh."
\u201cYoung Thug hit with more charges smh\u201d— \ua730\u029f\u1d00\u1d0d\u1d07 \u2744\ufe0f\ud83e\udd77 (@\ua730\u029f\u1d00\u1d0d\u1d07 \u2744\ufe0f\ud83e\udd77) 1660154742
"We said free young thug not indict him on more charges????" another fan chimed in.
\u201cwe said free young thug not indict him on more charges????\u201d— nana \ud83e\udd0d (@nana \ud83e\udd0d) 1660131058
Famous artists like Drake have shown their support for Young Thug and the "Free YSL" movement by advocating for their release from prison. Examples of Drake's support can be seen in his most recent album and viral "Falling Back" music video.
Young Thug's legal team has maintained his innocence throughout the initial charges, as well as the additional ones, according to the AJC article. Observers of the case might infer from this that the artist is committed to pleading not guilty.
The rapper is still currently incarcerated in Cobb County Jail while his trial is pending.