After Young Thug indictment, rapper Gunna booked on racketeering charge

A police mug shot of a man with dark braided hair
A booking photo of rapper Gunna, who was booked into an Atlanta jail on Wednesday.
(Tracy Flanagan / Fulton Country Sheriff’s Office / Associated Press)

The rapper Gunna was booked into a jail in Atlanta on a racketeering charge Wednesday after he was indicted with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people.

An indictment filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court accuses Gunna, whose given name is Sergio Kitchens, of violating Georgia’s antiracketeering law. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

Prosecutors allege that Young Thug’s violent boasts in song help prove his participation in criminal activity. His attorney calls the charges ‘baseless.’

May 10, 2022

The indictment alleges that Young Thug co-founded a violent street gang that committed murders, shootings and carjackings over roughly a decade and promoted its activities in songs and on social media. It includes a wide-ranging list of 181 acts that prosecutors say were committed starting in 2013 as part of the alleged racketeering conspiracy to further the gang’s interests.