YFN RICO Trial Adds Gunna, Young Thug, & Lil Baby To Prosecution's Witness List: Report

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The update came along with information about YFN Lucci's alleged plea deal.

Since accepting a plea deal in the YSL RICO trial, Gunna has lost a significant number of fans. This is mostly due to non-stop allegations that he snitched on Young Thug. The DS4EVER artist has consistently denied these claims. Still, a video circulating online earlier this week showed an Atlanta club coming to a stand-still as one of his verses blared through the speaker. Nevertheless, there is one group that reportedly wants to hear from Gunna – the prosecution in the upcoming YFN RICO trial.

On Thursday (June 8), it was reported that the District Attorney has offered a plea deal to YFN Lucci for 20 years, 17 to serve. Along with that came an unverified witness list for the YFN RICO trial. It includes not only Gunna's name, but also two of his past collaborators. Below Sergio Kitchens, the document additionally lists Jeffery "Young Thug" Williams and Dominique "Lil Baby" Jones with a host of other unfamiliar figures.

Read More: Lil Durk Accuses Gunna Of Snitching In YSL RICO Trial: “That Man Told”

Alleged YFN RICO Prosecution Witness List Surfaces Online

As HipHopDX reports, all evidence that comes forth in the YFN trial can be used in the YSL case. Both groups are facing charges under the same indictment due to their alleged ties to the Bloods. At this time, prosecutors have yet to independently verify the witness list.

YFN Lucci was previously asked to testify against Thug in late 2022. He ultimately opted out after nearly being stabbed in jail. "Any party can announce for example that Abraham Lincoln is on their witness list, but those words alone are meaningless," attorney Drew Fielding shared of his client's decision. "So, to be 100 percent clear, Rayshawn Bennett (YFN Lucci) will not be a witness in the YSL case."

Read More: YSL RICO Co-Defendant, Cordarius Dorsey, Charged With Murder In 2020 Shooting

Can Rappers Decline to Testify?

If you're wondering whether or not Young Thug, Gunna, and Lil Baby will be able to decline to give their testimony, Twitter users also provided some insight there. "If they're called, their lawyers will dispute it and the state will have to show why their testimony is necessary and relevant," @ThuggerDaily explained. "Then it will be up to the judge."

"Of course, they will retain the fifth amendment right against self-incrimination." They also noted that if the So Much Fun rapper's own RICO case is still unfolding by the time YFN goes to court, "there's pretty much no way he'd be required to testify." Make sure to check back in with HNHH later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.