YFN Lucci has been in Fulton County Jail since January 2021 when he turned himself in for the 2020 shooting that took the life of 28-year-old James Adams and wounded another. But as his May 12 trial date inches closer, the Atlanta-based rapper is clamoring for release.
According to TMZ, YFN Lucci says he was stabbed by a fellow inmate in February, and he thinks he could possibly die behind bars if he isn’t let out. The legal documents reportedly claim there’s also a bounty on his head among inmates. YFN Lucci says he was stabbed with a homemade shank while he was on a video call, and he’s now asking a judge for bond even if that means wearing an ankle monitor and being in home confinement 24 hours a day.
But considering the 31-year-old artist violated his previous bond conditions by going to a strip club and recording studio, a judge might decide that isn’t such a smart idea. Last June, YFN Lucci’s attorney Drew Findling attempted to use his celebrity card in effort to sway Judge Thomas Cox. But Cox wasn’t hearing it.
“My client is, your honor, an incredibly successful artist that is very well known nationally and even internationally,” Findling said, to which Cox replied, “The defendant will remain in a no-bond status at this time. Additionally, this court revokes any bonds previously issued in this case.”
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said her prosecutors are using a YouTube video Lucci appeared in as part of the racketeering case against him and 11 others: “We think it sends of very strong message to the public that no matter who you are, you have to follow the law and the rules, and you will be evaluated the same.”