YFN Lucci was back behind bars after a little taste of liberty.
The Georgia rapper was arrested earlier this year in connection with a homicide in Atlanta, and after posting release under tight restrictions, he was re-arrested in mid-May.
Lucci was charged with alleged gang activity, felony murder, and racketeering in a 105-count indictment. All allegations of gang affiliation have been refuted by his lawyers.
At the time, attorney Drew Findling stated, “He’s not a gang member.”
“What he is is a triple platinum-selling musical artist who has performed all over the United States and the world.”
A Fulton County court refused YFN Lucci bond just hours ago, according to WSBTV.
Finding reportedly said in court on Tuesday, “My client is an extremely accomplished artist who is very well recognised regionally and even internationally.”
“The defendant will stay in a no-bond condition at this time,” the judge said. In addition, any bonds previously granted in this case are revoked by this court.”
The rapper’s appearance in a YouTube music video will apparently be used as evidence in the case against him, according to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Eleven more people are alleged to have been named.
“We believe it sends a strong message to the public that no matter who you are, you must follow the law and the rules, and you will be judged equally,” Willis said.
“We’re putting a lot of effort into this case because, as you know, I’ve taken a tough stand against gangs. It is producing a lot of violence in our neighbourhood.”
Prosecutors claim Lucci drove his Maybach SUV into rival gang territory with two accomplices who are supposedly gang members.
A “gun war” is said to have happened, with James Adams being shot and killed. Adams’ body was “dumped from the Maybach” not far from the crime site, according to authorities.
Deputy District Attorney Cara Convery of Fulton County said, “There are persons outdoors huddled around the back of a car playing chess, cradling a baby.”