Rappers Young Thug and Gunna have just been charged with racketeering, possession of drugs and weapons, armed robbery and assault. Young Thug, who headlined Montreal’s Metro Metro festival on May 20, will be replaced by another artist, to be announced shortly.

Young Thug was arrested by the FBI Monday in Atlanta on charges including participating in street gang activity and conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

A larger police maneuver sought to indict 28 members and associates of Young Thug’s record label, YSL, all also charged with conspiracy to violate RICO law. The indictment contains a total of 56 counts. Young Thug and rapper Gunna also face charges of armed robbery, assault, possession of drugs and firearms.

Young Thug headlined the opening day of the Métro Métro festival. Reached by La Presse, event organizer Olivier Primeau says the rapper will soon be replaced by another artist. “We have 2-3 leads,” he said. In fact, we could sign another big headliner today, but we are waiting a bit. »

This unexpected is “complicated to manage”, another pitfall after two years of shutdown and a setback imposed by the Omicron variant during the organization of the upcoming edition. But a little less than two weeks before the launch of Metro Metro, the big boss of the Beachclub finds that the situation arises early enough to find a solution.



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