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Young Thug’s legal defense files motion to stop his lyrics from being used in trial

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As awaits trial in the that involves his crew members including , his lawyers have filed a motion to block the rapper’s lyrics from being used in trial.

“The admission and use of these lyrics/poetry/artistry against [Young Thug] in his upcoming trial would be a Constitutional violation and an abuse of discretion, too prejudicial and unconstitutional,” the motion obtained by Allhiphop reads. “Moreover, using these lyrics/poetry/artistry/speech against [Young Thug] is racist and discriminatory because the jury will be so poisoned and prejudiced by these lyrics/poetry/artistry/speech.”

Young Thug, Gunna, and other YSL members were named in a 56-count indictment in May. Both Thug and Gunna have been denied bond several times. The trial is slated to start on January 9 and could reportedly take six months.

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