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Gunna Identified As Crip Gang Member By YSL Co-Defendant In RICO Trial

Atlanta, GA – 

Gunna has been identified as a member of the Crips by a co-defendant during the ongoing RICO trial against Young Thug and his YSL collective.

Trontavious “Slug” Stephens, who claims to have co-founded YSL (Young Slime Life), was quizzed by prosecutors in court on Monday (January 22) after accepting a plea deal which required him to testify.


Though prosecutors have alleged that YSL is a subset of the Bloods gang, one of the prosecutors asked Stephens if there were any Crips that were members of the collective.

He replied: “Yeah.”


The prosecutor then asks him: “Is Gunna a Crip?”

Slug immediately replies: “Yeah.”

This is not the first time that Gunna’s alleged affiliation with the Crips has emerged. Back in 2022, the rapper was denied bond following his arrest in the YSL RICO case partly due to his alleged ties to the Shady Park Crips in Atlanta.

However, Gunna’s attorney denied the claims, saying in court: “[My client] is not involved in any of the so-called Shady Park Crips matters.”


Trontavious Stephens been on the stand for several weeks now and has mostly been an uncooperative witness.

Earlier this month, he was the focus of a viral moment of the trial when he was asked about LeBron James and Serena Williams allegedly emulating gang gestures.


The instance involving LeBron was regarding a video of him shaking another player’s hand, wiping his nose and saying “slime.”

As part of Young Thug’s defense, his attorney Brian Steel argued that the handshakes and gestures are simply a part of Hip Hop culture, while the prosecution alleged that the handshake is a signal between gang members that a rival has been killed.

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To further his argument that the gestures are harmless, Thug’s lawyer brought up Serena Williams, who famously did the Crip Walk after winning the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Stephens was asked by the attorney: “Have you seen her at Wimbledon doing what’s called the Crip Walk? Do you know what a Crip Walk is, first of all?”


Slug replied, to laughter in the courtroom: “I don’t watch tennis.”

Stevens previously identified Young Thug and five other YSL co-defendants as gang members. The rapper and his legal team claim that YSL stands for Young Stoner Life and is simply a record label.