Young Thug Trial: Rapper's Lawyer Goes Off On "Biased" Judge, Demands He Recuse Himself

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ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Young Thug performs at Birthday Bash 2018 at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
Brian Steel has had enough.

Tensions only continue to rise amid Young Thug's ongoing RICO trial, and recently, the rapper's attorney called out the judge overseeing the ordeal. In a new clip, Brian Steel goes off on Judge Ural Glanville for the way he's been treated throughout the trial. According to him, he's been treated unfairly, and he believes the judge is favoring prosecutor Adriane Love. He claims that upon being accused of misrepresenting information, Love was quickly proven wrong. Instead of properly addressing the mistake, however, he says the judge brushed right past it.

"It gives me no pleasure in saying this," he began. "I believe that this honorable court is biased against Mr. Williams and or his council. And I've asked you to consider recusing yourself, or don't do this again to me. This is inappropriate to me. I respect you, but what am I supposed to do?"

Brian Steel Has Had Enough

Steel went on to recount an instance when he felt that he was being treated unfairly and urged him to consider what it'd be like to be in Young Thug's shoes. "You're yelling at me in front of a jury for nothing," he explained. "And then you won't apologize, and I did nothing wrong ever." Unsurprisingly, the judge immediately shot down his motion. Unfortunately, this is far from the first time things got heated in the courtroom, however. Earlier this month, for example, Steel and Love got into an argument that escalated to the point where a sheriff's deputy intervened.

A witness also recently took the stand and grew frustrated that he was being asked the same questions repeatedly, making it clear that he'd had enough. "I put all of this behind me, sir," he explained to the judge. "I can't continue to keep going on like this." What do you think of Brian Steel going off on Judge Ural Glanville? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.