Atlanta rapper Young Thug is a free man again. Nearly a week after getting thrown behind bars on a drug violation, Thugger is back home.
According to reports, Thug is no longer in jail but must follow a strict set of rules to avoid getting arrested.
Young Thug (real name: Jeffery Lamar Williams) has been released from jail, according to local NBC affiliate WXIA-TV. According to the report, Thug will be required to stay sober, undergo substance abuse counseling, meet with his probation officer, and also submit to random drug testing at least two times a week. When contacted by Pitchfork, representatives for Young Thug offered no comment. (Pitchfork)
Over the past few days, various hip-hop artists have rallied support for Thug’s release.
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Last week, buzz developed about Thug getting placed in jail for a failed drug test.
Young Thug (born: Jeffery Lamar Williams) has had his bond revoked and has been booked in Georgia’s DeKalb County Jail on felony drug and gun charges, the Blast reports and Pitchfork can confirm. According to court records viewed by Pitchfork, Williams failed a drug test prior to a scheduled arraignment this morning (November 8). The arraignment was tied to a September 2017 arrest, during which the rapper was cited for possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and hydrocodone with intent to distribute. He was also found with codeine (two counts), a firearm, alprazolam (aka Xanax), and an amphetamine. (Pitchfork)
Prior to landing in handcuffs, Thug was expected to appear in court for a 2017 arrest case.
He was due in court today for an arraignment hearing for the charges, but was arrested on Wednesday morning for the failed drug test. The judge revoked his probation today. He was booked in Georgia’s DeKalb County Jail. (Stereogum)