Atlanta rapper Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, is expected to appear in court Wednesday after surrendering to authorities at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to ABC Affiliate WSB TV. His arrest comes two days after he was named as one of at least 28 people in a gang indictment that also included rapper Young Thug, whose birth name is Jeffery Williams.
Kitchens, who is signed to Williams’ Young Stoner Life (YSL) record label — a moniker similar to that of the alleged Young Slime Life gang authorities say Williams is the leader of — is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
As previously reported, Williams was the first of the superstar rap duo to be arrested, at his Buckhead, Atlanta home on Monday. The 30-year-old rapper is currently being held on felony charges related to RICO offenses as well as participation in street gang activity, according to jail records. In full, the 88-page, 56-count indictment includes murder, robbery and assault charges among others, dating back to 2013.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s office said it worked for more than a year on the case. In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant called Williams “one of the top offenders” in the city, while Fulton County DA Fani Willis said the YSL gang is responsible for up to 80% of violent crime in Atlanta.
Speaking to WSB about Williams’ involvement in the case, his attorney, Brian Steel, said, “Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him.”
Young Thug’s father, Jeffrey Williams Sr., told WSB his son is getting blamed for something he didn’t do. “I’m gonna fight for him to the end,” Williams Sr. said. “I’m his father. That’s what I do.”
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