…Did Young Thug’s attorney Brian Steel get legal advice from Aaron McGruder? Because the scene where R. Kelly wins after singing for the jury is all I can think about while watching the Young Thug trial. Yesterday, Steel introduced not just the lyrics of the song “Lifestyle” into evidence, but the video as well:
Oh, to have been a fly on the wall and see the reactions to these lines:
28 floors up I feel like I could F.L.Y.E.E
Pee on top of these b*tches
I’m telling you, the R. Kelly comparison is right there. Given that Jeffrey’s argument is that YSL is merely a music group and not an actual gang, it makes sense that the evidence used would aim to cement a musical relationship between all of the parties involved rather than a criminal one. Still kind of odd to know that the video was played as part of a trial.
If you’d like to view the evidence from the comfort of your own phone, you may do so. However, I’d suggest you do so with captions on if you aren’t well versed in the Blanguage.
Earlier: Desperate For Evidence, Prosecutors Will Use Young Thug Lyrics In Trial
Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at [email protected] and by tweet at @WritesForRent.