Young Thug's Jury Selection Is Tomorrow, Trial Set For November As D.A. Fani Willis Faces Threats

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After months of searching, a pool of 50 qualified jurors have been selected to potentially determine Thugger's fate.

It's been a hot minute since any major updates regarding Young Thug's future have come out of Atlanta. However, on Tuesday (October 31) evening, it was confirmed that his trial isn't far off from starting. After spending the better part of 2023 hunting down a suitable pool of 50 jury candidates, on Wednesday, 12 of them will be picked (along with six alternates) to listen to prosecutor Fani Willis and her team's RICO case against YSL.

Journalist Jozsef Papp shared the update via Twitter. He specifically noted November 27 as the planned start date for the highly anticipated trial. Thug has been showered with support from longtime friends, collaborators, and fans while behind bars. Still, this time likely hasn't been easy on his mental health. Seeing as he's sitting with several co-defendants, it's likely the legal proceedings will stretch on for some time. Nevertheless, Thugger remains confident in his ability to return home with a clean name.

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As he keeps himself occupied by playing Candy Crush behind bars, AllHipHop reports that Willis is facing concerning threats thanks to ongoing cases with both Thug and former POTUS, Donald Trump. The Fulton County DA claims to be receiving "hundreds" of inappropriate messages daily. Her staff is working overtime to track down the aggressors.

One of them, an Alabama resident named Arthur Ray Hansen II, has even been indicted thanks to his threats aimed at Willis and Patrick Labat, the local sheriff. "If you think you gonna take a mugshot of my President Donald Trump and it’s gonna be ok, you gonna find out that after you take that mugshot, some bad s**t probably gonna happen to you," one voicemail the latter received says, according to the indictment.

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Unfortunately, they've become accustomed to messages like this and have even received similar ones from Young Thug's fans in the past. Are you looking forward to keeping up with the YSL RICO trial? Let us know in the comments, and check back 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.