Gunna’s return to social media following his YSL RICO case plea deal has caused serious issues within the collective, according to DJ Akademiks.
The “Drip Too Hard” rapper returned to Instagram on Tuesday (January 10), a few weeks after he pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge at a virtual hearing on December 14. Gunna (real name Sergio Kitchens) was sentenced to five years with one year served in prison where he’d been since being detained back in May as part of YSL’s sweeping indictment.
The four-year sentence left was then “suspended” and Gunna will now be allowed to serve the remainder of his time in the form of 500 hours of community service.
Gunna claimed immediately upon his freedom that he would not be cooperating with the authorities, and that this plea deal did not make him a snitch.
“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,” Gunna told WSB-TV in a statement.
However, his return has garnered mixed reactions from his Hip Hop contemporaries, and DJ Akademiks claimed on Twitter on Wednesday (January 11) that things are far worse for Gunna than they seem.
“YSL having a civil war beef on Instagram,” the media personality wrote. “Gunna came out and tried testing the water…claiming YSL the label and said Free Thugga…and everybody in ysl looking at gunna like ‘N-gga u the reason he in there’…they all unfollowed him right after even thug sister.”
YSL having a civil war beef on instagram 🤣🤣🤣. Gunna came out and tried testing the water … claiming YSL the label and said Free Thugga … and everybody in ysl lookin at gunna like “Nigga u the reason he in there “ … they all unfollowed him right after even thug sister
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) January 11, 2023
The tweet was likely in reference to subliminal comments made by Lil Gotit following Gunna’s return to social media.
“R.I.P KEED ILY & IMY TWIN,” Gunna wrote on Twitter on Tuesday in his first post on the social media platform since last October.
LilGotit — the brother of Lil Keed, who passed away last May — went so far as to unfollow the “pushin P” rapper on Instagram, and seemed to reply to Gunna’s tweet on his Instagram Story.
“N-ggas needa stop that cap,” Gotit wrote, before adding in a follow-up Story: “Don’t call me Twin.”
Ak’s tweet is also surprising considering Young Thug’s sister initially came to Gunna’s defense following his release and criticized those labeling him as a snitch.
“Can y’all please stop saying then people write it and this and that? It’s not making anybody better or nothing good,” Thug’s sister Dolly White said at the time. “Nothing that’s going on is helping my brother. So can y’all please stop that. If y’all love Gunna, then y’all give him support. Why the fuck y’all over there y’all tripping. It be the internet for me.”
Jury selection for Young Thug’s upcoming criminal trial is currently underway, and the process has not been easy on Thugga since it began on January 9. Many potential jurors are reportedly concerned with the length of the trial, which they’ve been told could last as long as six to nine months. One of the potential jurors also reportedly didn’t return this week after flying out to the Dominican Republic, and one potential juror attempted to contact Thugga’s lawyer.
Brian Steele, Thug’s attorney, said during a recent hearing that a potential juror had sent an e-mail to his firm and while the e-mail’s contents weren’t disclosed during the hearing, it was enough for the judge to initiate an investigation.
“A potential juror attempted to contact #YoungThug‘s attorney’s law firm via email” Russon wrote on Twitter. “Attorney Brian Steel forwarded the email to the court & parties and did not respond to the person. Judge is having court personnel investigate.”
Young Thug faces a total of eight charges as part of the massive 65-count RICO case against his YSL collective.