Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville once again denied bond for Sergio “Gunna” Kitchens. The YSL-affiliated rapper will have to remain behind bars until his trial.
Authorities charged Gunna and over two dozen individuals in a 56-count Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act indictment. Authorities also arrested YSL founder Jeffery “Young Thug” Williams.
According to WSBTV, Gunna appeared in virtual court on Thursday morning. At a previous pre-trial hearing, prosecutors petitioned a judge to refuse Gunna’s bond request out of concern for witness intimidation.
“The prosecution again produced no evidence at all; instead, it chose to rely on vague and non-specific allegations and speculation through the statements of the prosecutor alone,” Gunna’s lawyer Steve Sadow told Billboard. “Gunna deserves better from our justice system.”
Gunna has maintained his innocence. On June 14, the DS4Ever album creator addressed his legal situation on social media. Part of the statement read, “For now, I don’t have my freedom. But I am innocent. I am being falsely accused and will never stop fighting to clear my name.”
Young Thug’s legal team also pushed back on the prosecution’s narrative. Attorney Brian Steel stated, “Mr. Williams has committed no violation of law, whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally, and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared.”
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis accuses Gunna, Young Thug, and the YSL label of being associated with gang activity in the Atlanta area. Willis also floated using the rap stars’ lyrics as evidence at trial.