From WSBTV in Atlanta, where you can read a much, much deeper story about how all of this went down:
Rapper Young Thug and some alleged members of his Young Slime (YSL) Life syndicate were arrested early Monday afternoon on a sweeping gang indictment that named at least 28 people.
Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, is accused of conspiring to associate together and with others for the common purposes of illegally obtaining money and property through a pattern of racketeering activity and conducting and participating in the enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity.
Williams and more than two dozen other alleged YSL members were indicted, including Sergio Kitchens, who goes by the rap name, Gunna. So far, at least three of those named in the indictment have been taken into custody, including Young Thug.
Gunna turned himself in to Fulton County on Wednesday morning, according to jail records.
Fulton County District District Attorney Fani Willis said in a news conference Tuesday that Young Thug and the alleged members of YSL operated as a criminal street gang and “commenced to do havoc in our community,” since 2012.
Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant called Young Thug one of Atlanta’s “top offenders” who needed to be taken off the streets.
“They are committing conservatively 75% to 80% of all the violent crime in our community,” Willis said. “It doesn’t matter your notoriety or fame, if you come to Fulton County, Georgia, and you commit crimes, you are going to be a target and a focus of this District Attorney’s office.”
Willis said some of the people being indicted could face life in prison.
Willis said social media and music played a crucial role in the investigation into Young Thug and his associates.
“Social media is a wonderful tool for prosecutors in every indictment we bring these days,” Willis said.