ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, was denied a motion for bond on Thursday for charges in connection to Young Thug and the alleged Young Slime Life street gang.
Gunna was denied bail previously on May 23 by a Fulton County judge.
His attorney's argued that the evidence the state had was insufficient to keep Kitchens in jail until the 2023 trial date. The state prosecution provided the judge with more information about their particular case against Gunna.
The judge ultimately agreed with his previous ruling that Kitchens does pose a threat to the public and could intimidate a witness.
Review of Gunna's case
- Gunna's charges are not as extensive as Young Thug's: He officially only faces one count of conspiracy to violate RICO - essentially, being a gang member. The sprawling 88-page indictment only mentions Gunna - legal name Sergio Kitchens - a few times, most of them using his social media posts or song lyrics as evidence of gang membership.
- His more concrete allegations include Theft by receiving stolen property (a gun), possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. These are alleged acts "of racketeering activity, and an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy" and qualify him for the felony offense of "participation in criminal street gang activity."
- One other allegation: He is alleged to have been involved in a traffic stop incident with Young Thug in 2018, in which two cars were stopped, and four individuals in one of the cars were "armed with numerous weapons with high capacity magazines to include an AK-47 with a 30-round magazine."
The case is still set for some time in January 2023, the judge reiterated on Thursday but said he would finish seeing motions and that attorneys still needed to be assigned for many of those accused.