Young Thug Trial: Lil Wayne No Longer On Witness List, Birdman, Rich Homie Quan, & YFN Lucci Remain

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EAST POINT, GEORGIA - APRIL 22: Rapper Young Thug attends Young Stoner Life Meet & Greet at DTLR Camp Creek on April 22, 2021 in East Point, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
The witness list is being narrowed down.

Lil Wayne will no longer be called to testify during Young Thug's ongoing RICO trial, but several key figures in the iconic rapper's career remain on the witness list. Birdman, Rich Homie Quan, and YFN Lucci's names all appear among the approximately 200 that could be called into court. The update comes after Gunna's name disappeared from the list as well. The state previously named over 700 possible witnesses.

Thug's trial officially began back in November, but there was a multi-week pause in December due to one of the rapper's co-defendants, Shannon Stillwell, getting stabbed in jail. He was first arrested on gang-related charges back in May 2022 but was later charged with seven additional felonies.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 22: Rapper Young Thug performs during the Rolling Loud Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 22, 2017 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

As for Gunna, rumors that he intended to snitch on Thug surfaced after he took a plea deal in the case back in 2022. When he got out of jail, he set the record straight with a statement on the decision. “While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to make it perfectly clear that I have NOT made any statements, have NOT been interviewed, have NOT cooperated, have NOT agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case and have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way,” he said at the time. He's also had to reference the drama on several songs he's dropped in the time since. The decision led to back and forths with several rappers including Lil Durk and Lil Baby.

State Shares Latest Witness List

Check out the latest witness list for the highly-publicized trial above. Be on the lookout for further updates on Young Thug's trial on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.