Young Thug Dares Police Officer To Race Him In New Body Cam Footage: Watch

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 16: Rapper Young Thug performs onstage during Breakout Festival 2019 at PNE Amphitheatre on June 16, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

A 2021 traffic stop for speeding had Thugger trying to avoid a ticket, and it's at least good to see that no one was in a bad mood.

While Young Thug is in the middle of his RICO trial with the rest of YSL, we recently got footage of a much less serious legal hiccup. Moreover, body cam footage from 2021 surfaced online of a police officer pulling him over for speeding in his home city of Atlanta. During their interactions, Thugger pleads with the cop to not give him a ticket because he just got his license back and can't deal with another speed bump. In fact, he even challenges the officer to a foot race, but he stands his ground and explains to him why this is important. Overall, it's an incredibly regular conversation to have, and it's nice to see that this wasn't confrontational, presumptuous, or aggressive in any manner.

Furthermore, rappers in Young Thug's position -– or frankly, Black U.S. citizens on a daily basis -– are far too often the subject of discrimination and undue persecution in the nation's many facets of the legal and criminal system. Of course, the law is the law and accountability must stand, but it's not hard to see when folks take it too far. One example of this is how the Atlanta trap pioneer is held to a double standard when it comes to his "gang ties" that are part of the image behind his music. Snoop Dogg can hit the Super Bowl halftime show stage while wearing Crip paisley; why is Thug villainized for what so many others do?

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Young Thug Tries To Avoid Speeding Ticket In Resurfaced 2021 Body Cam Footage: Watch

Regardless, the last update that we got concerning his innocence or guilt in the YSL RICO case was a recorded 911 call. The most recent hearing in Young Thug's trial played this audio, in which the caller claims that he is the shooter in an incident. It's unclear how much prosecutors or the defense will pursue this specific case or if it will simply be general reference for the larger proceeding. Either way, there are a lot of conflicting narratives at play.

Meanwhile, the "Metro Spider" MC continues to drop new music, such as his Strick and James Blake collab "KISSES MAKE SURE." Even though it's no replacement for his freedom, at least listeners can support him and put even a little money in his circle's pockets while he can't benefit from streams and engagement himself. We'll see what the next few months hold in these regards. On that note, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Young Thug and the YSL RICO trial.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.