During an interview with DJ Drama’s The Streetz Iz see podcast, the Heroes and villains super producer said he has spoken with the YSL executive a few times and remains upbeat in the wake of his serious RICO case.
“I speak to him, he is a blessed man,” Metro said. “Everyone knows that Slime knows that he got a heart of gold, but he got the heart of a warrior at the same time, so like he got his head up. And I pray for him every single day, even since everything first happened, pray I for him every single day.”
He continued: “The day he got locked up, he was supposed to be in the superhero video. He had a whole scene set up where he was going to say the mark and do some other shit. I remember talking to him on FaceTime and he said, ‘yeah, i’ll be fine.’
Metro went on to say they were notified of his arrest while they were waiting for him to show up, about 45 minutes after he was due to arrive.
“Man that’s my brother, I love him to death and he’s done, helped me a lot with a lot of things that I’ve been going through in the last year,” Metro continued. “And based on my faith, I’m convinced he’ll be fine.”
Metro’s update will come later Young Thug and one of his co-defendants in the YSL RICO case was accused of delaying the jury selection process by exchanging drugs while court was in session.
In a motion filed by Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis on Thursday (Jan. 19), Khalieff Adams allegedly gave Thug a single Percocet pill in the middle of court proceedings Wednesday.
“Defendant Kahlieff Adams rose from his chair inside Courtroom 1c and walked unsupervised to where Defendant Jeffery Lamar Williams aka Young Thug was seated at the counsel table next to his attorney,” the motion read.
“Defendant Adams approached defendant Williams and extended a closed right hand toward defendant Williams. Defendant Williams extended his open right hand toward defendant Adams’ closed right hand and accepted a contraband, namely: Percocet, from within defendant Adams’ hand.”
The entire incident was caught on closed-circuit cameras inside the Fulton County Superior Courthouse, and after the exchange, a Fulton County Sherriff’s deputy asked Thugga to open his hand to reveal the pill. The deputy then attempted to search for his co-defendant, who initially resisted. The deputy found additional Percocet pills, marijuana, tobacco and other unspecified contraband concealed on his person.
This is just the latest mishap to befall Thugger as his trial gets underway. On the fifth day of jury selection, his attorney Brian Steele argued that another a potential juror in his client’s ongoing RICO case tried to reach him via e-mail. Although the content of the message was not revealed during the hearing, it was enough for the judge to order an investigation.