The rap world was shocked when news broke out that Young Thug, one of the most influential and successful artists of his generation, was indicted on multiple charges related to a RICO case involving his label Young Stoner Life (YSL). The case, which also implicates other prominent rappers such as Gunna, Lil Duke, Lil Keed and more, alleges that YSL was involved in various criminal activities such as drug trafficking, money laundering and murder.
One of the most damning pieces of evidence against Young Thug and his associates is a video of YSL Woody, a former member of the label who was arrested in October 2021 on gun and drug charges. In the video, which was leaked online in February 2023, YSL Woody can be seen talking to detectives for over three hours, revealing details about Young Thug’s alleged involvement in a murder plot against another rapper.
According to YSL Woody (real name Kenneth Copeland), Young Thug wanted to kill an unnamed rapper who had disrespected him and his crew. He claimed that Young Thug offered him $50,000 to carry out the hit, but he declined. He also said that Young Thug had hired another hitman to do the job instead. He even offered to get on FaceTime with Young Thug to prove his claims.
However, what YSL Woody did not know was that he was being recorded by the detectives while he was snitching on Young Thug. The detectives tricked him into thinking that they were just having a casual conversation with him, and that they no one would know about him giving them information. They also told him that they would help him get out of jail if he cooperated with them.
The video of YSL Woody snitching on Young Thug has sparked outrage and controversy among fans and fellow rappers alike. Some have condemned him for being a rat and betraying his former boss and friend. Others have defended him for telling the truth and exposing Young Thug’s alleged crimes. Some have even questioned the authenticity and validity of the video, suggesting that it could be edited or fabricated.
The video has also raised questions about the fate of Young Thug and his co-defendants in the YSL Rico case. Will they be able to beat the charges or will they face lengthy prison sentences? How will this affect their careers and reputations? What will happen to their loyal fan base?
The answers to these questions are yet to be determined. However, one thing is certain: The YSL Rico case is one of the biggest scandals in rap history, and it will have lasting impacts on both sides.