Young Thug's Brother Falsely Identified By Witness In YSL RICO Trial

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 17: Rapper Young Thug performs at halftime during the Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks game at State Farm Arena on November 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
Thug's brother wasn't even in court as he's serving a prison sentence.

After exhaustive pre-trial processes and jury selection, the Young Thug YSL RICO trial finally got underway late last month. In the wake of the trial's start revelations were coming at a rapid-fire pace. But the trial has had as many bizarre moments as its had dramatic reveals. The most recent strange development came late in the afternoon yesterday when a witness was asked by the prosecution to identify Quantavious Grier, better known as Thug's brother.

The witness doesn't exactly nail it, giving a somewhat muddled answer while looking around the courtroom. “Well, he was sittin’ over there, but I don’t know where he’s sittin’ at now,” he said before making an ultimately inaccurate guess at where Grier was. The person he was pointing at turned out to actually be one of the attorneys in the courtroom. The strange moment is punctuated by the fact that it would have been impossible for the witness to identify Grier in the first place. Earlier this year he was sentenced to 10 years in prison as part of a felony murder case. Check out the awkward unfolding of events in court.

Witness Mis-Identifies Young Thug's Brother

The high-profile trial has been a bit of a roller coaster since the very start. The opening day proceedings were delayed when the jury had to be briefly dismissed. That happened because it came to light that the prosecution had failed to share the entirety of their opening statement with the defense before the trial got underway. That came after some heated exchanges with lawyers on both sides with the judge in the case. He's repeatedly expressed his frustration with how legal process matters are being handled in the case.

Once the trial actually got underway it didn't necessarily sort things out. One of the jurors from the case has already had to be dismissed due to injury when they fell ill over the weekend. What do you think of the strange moment in court where a witness identifies an attorney as Young Thug's brother? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.