Gunna’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, has responded to “snitch” allegations from the rap community. Sadow’s defense comes after Gunna took a plea deal and was released in December for his role in the Young Thug and YSL crew RICO case.
Updated By: Chris Samuel (2/21/23 at 2:29 pm)
Atlanta rapper Gunna’s lawyer Steve Sadow is coming to the YSL rapper’s defense after he has been labeled a “snitch” by many in the rap community since his arrest and trial for RICO charges.
In a statement regarding Gunna being referred to as a “snitch,” Sadow emphasized that the YSL rapper did not cooperate with law enforcement during the RICO case.
“Gunna has never been interviewed by or cooperated with law enforcement or prosecutors in the RICO case.”
Gunna was also the target of a prank on YouTube, where a Gunna look-alike was chased out of a mall while mall shoppers called him a “snitch.”
Since Gunna’s release from jail in December 2022 due to a plea deal, rappers such as Boosie called him a “rat” for being released early while fellow Atlanta rap star Young Thug is still on trial.
Boosie Calls Gunna A “Rat” After News Of His Release
A rat with mice and cheese emojis is what Boosie BadAzz used to call out YSL crew rapper Gunna following his plea deal on the Rico case against him, Young Thug, and other members of the Atlanta crew.
Updated by Nadya Nataly (16/12/2022 at 3:14 pm)
Along with his “rat” tweet, Boosie included a video of Gunna in court while one of the district attorneys addressed the court.
“YSL is a music label and a gang,” one of the deputy district attorneys read during Gunna’s court appearance and before he was released from the Fulton County Jail on Dec. 14. “And you have personal knowledge that members or associates of YSL have committed crimes.”
“Yes, ma’am,” Gunna replied.
After news of Gunna’s release from the Fulton County Jail and pleading guilty to a count in the YSL RICO case, Boosie had a few words,
“This would have put tears in my eyes, my brother,” Boosie said.
Meanwhile, several rappers like Kid Cudi welcomed Gunna home, while other rappers such as Freddi Gibbs didn’t share the same sentiment.
“Welcome home, Gunna,” Kid Cudi tweeted.
“Rap full of snitches so y’all gon welcome this n*ga home with open arms.”
Lil Duval also chimed in, noting that only Young Thig can say for certain Gunna is a snitch.
“Nobody should pin snitch on Gunna unless Thugga say it,” he tweeted.
Gunna Released From Jail After Taking Plea Deal In YSL RICO Case
By Kendall Parks (12/14/2022 at 6:41 pm)
Gunna goes home after being released from Fulton County Jail on Dec. 14. His sentence was commuted to time served following his guilty plea in the RICO case.
Gunna Finally Free
The “Banking On Me” rapper is now home after taking a plea deal of time served for the YSL crew RICO case they were indicted for in May 2022. Gunna’s original sentence was five years in prison.
However, the Atlanta native said he didn’t have to snitch to get out. “While I have agreed to always be truthful,” Gunna told WSB Atlanta.
He also added, “I want to make it perfectly clear that I have not made any statements, has not been interviewed, have not cooperated, have not agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case, and have absolutely no intention of being involved in the trial process in any way.”
In May, Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, surrendered to Fulton County, Georgia authorities in connection with RICO charges leveraged against him. Kitchens was in custody alongside 28 members of the YSL street gang