The Fulton County (Atlanta) District Attorney Fani Willis issued a warning to rappers about confessing to crimes through lyrics in songs. Her remarks came during a press conference announcing the indictment of the “Drug Rich Gang”. This gang originates from DeKalb County but committed a lot of crimes in Fulton County where Willis has jurisdiction. The gang is accused of targeting celebrities and social media influencers who flaunt expensive items online. Household names like Mariah Carey have been targeted. The gang is accused of committing violent crimes like home invasions, armed robberies, and kidnapping.
Willis has been the target of endless hateful comments online. Most of the negative comments started when she announced the indictments of popular rappers Young Thug and Gunna as well as their gang/record label “YSL”. Hardcore fans of the rap collective accuse Willis of targeting rappers and denying them artistic leeway. A bill has been drafted in the US House Of Representatives called the “RAP ACT” that would prevent lyrics from being used against rappers. Willis responded to a question about this ongoing controversy of rappers being “targeted” by her office. Her response, in a nutshell, was simple advice. She advised that rappers stop confessing to crimes in their songs if they don’t want these songs to be used against them in a court of law.
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