YFN Lucci will not be taking the stand against Young Thug, per his attorney. In a statement to TMZ, Drew Findling said prosecutors had not named Lucci–government name Rayshawn Bennett–as a witness.
Thug recently scored a legal win after a judge granted a motion to suppress evidence during a hearing two weeks ago. It was his first court appearance in months for his RICO Act case involving Young Slime Life (YSL). His team was in court to secure the return of Thugger’s property.
Police seized a cell phone, computer, and a ‘small amount’ of marijuana from Thug’s home in 2015. His legal team argued that the search was ‘illegal.’ They requested that recovered evidence shouldn’t be used in the trial. Judge Ural Glanville agreed.
As for Lucci’s part–the Atlanta rappers have beefed online over the years. Back in February, someone stabbed Lucci in Fulton County Jail, and he later allegedly learned that there was a price on his head. Following the incident, his legal team asked the judge to grant a bond, but it was denied.
Lucci is in jail awaiting trial for a racketeering case connected to alleged gang activity and murder. He’s been locked up since 2021.
In May, prosecutors claimed that two YSL associates worked to get Thug’s permission to make a second attempt on Lucci’s life. Lucci’s team filed an emergency bond hearing in response to mention in Thug’s indictment. Nothing seems to have materialized from both filings from his lawyers.
Lucci Lawyer Says Rapper ‘Will Not Be A Witness In The YSL Case’
However, his attorney Findling confirmed on Thursday that Lucci “has never been interviewed or subpoenaed” by law enforcement, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office or any of the party’s regarding the YSL case, per TMZ.
He added that Findling said “any party can announce” whoever they want on their witness, but the “words alone are meaningless.”
“So, to be 100% clear, Rayshawn Bennett (Lucci) will not be a witness in the YSL case,” Findling said.
Apparently, Lucci’s only focus at this time is “his pending Fulton County case.”
Young Thug’s trial is reportedly scheduled to begin with jury selection on January 5, per Fox5 Atlanta.