2021 has been a rough year for YFN Lucci, as things began crashing down in mid-January. There, he turned himself in, as he was wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of 28-year-old James Adams, in South Atlanta, in December. Lucci was said to be the driver of a car during a shootout with a rival gang. When Adams was shot in the head, Lucci supposedly pushed his body out.
Lucci ended up being charged for that case with felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in criminal street gang activity, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. In May, the Atlanta rapper was also hit with a 75-page, 105-count gang-related racketeering indictment. 11 other people were involved as well. Lucci turned himself in for this, after originally posting $500,000 bond for the murder case, and being on strict house restrictions.
Now, Lucci is entering a not guilty plea for the racketeering case. According to 11 Alive, Lucci’s attorney did so on behalf of him in front of a Fulton County judge. A formal arraignment for this case was also waived by Lucci.
Federal authorities also claim that Lucci is associated with Blood members in Atlanta and Miami. Charges in this racketeering case are a felony murder count, multiple counts of aggravated assault, a violation of the Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) act and multiple counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.”
Bloody Jay’s “Shine On” music video is also being used as evidence. There, authorities claim that Lucci promoted “criminal gang activity.” There was also supposedly “hand signs, language, clothing and colors,” that hinted at Lucci being Blood-affiliated. Check PFK, Bone Weezy, and Lucci were all featured in the song.
Lucci also went on to thank his fans on Instagram last week. There, he maintained his stance of being innocent, and added that new music and content are on the way.
Check out the “Shine On” video and Lucci’s IG post below.