We don’t bend, we don’t fold. . .
Tuesday morning, information surfaced that Rayshawn Bennett, also known as YFN Lucci; was among a dozen named in a racketeering indictment related to gang activity. In the 75-page, 105 count RICO case, its focused on the Bloods street gang in Atlanta; with Mr. Bennet being linked directly to various activities within the organization.
What’s more shocking to us, is that the FEDs in Atlanta aren’t worried about a previous incident that involved a member of his entourage getting killed in public. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said, “This indictment is unprecedented. Period. There’s been a huge spike in violent crime. I made a commitment to bring the best and the brightest minds here, many of which you see sitting here right now so that we could deal with this issue of this violent crime.”
Unfortunately, Mr. Bennett wasn’t allowed enough time to make clean money in the music industry; for his day-one friends that were still active in the streets. Considering it’s so many counts on the RICO case, we find it impossible for Lucci to cleanly get away with every charge brought against him.
We’re hopeful that everyone in the camp stands solid and doesn’t fold, which hasn’t led any of us to think otherwise. The FEDs used social media tactics, his music videos and phones as a way of building their case before the bust.
Lucci’s lawyer, Drew Findling claimed Lucci’s innocence saying; “He’s not a gang member. What he is is an internationally recognized musical artist that is a triple platinum winner, that has performed all over the United States and all over the world. His first amendment right to musically express himself is no different than the famous rock song ‘I Shot the Sheriff.’ It’s not criminal activity.”
So, the message rappers and street individuals should get is to NOT INTERACT IN PUBLIC EVER. You are targets, regardless if you’re innocent or have left the street life alone. For rappers, you’re in the public eye, which automatically brings attention to your situation (look at Tr3yway). With those real individuals around your circle, this sheds light into them, including their history. Then, that leads to the possibility of the FEDs looking to get
money individuals in their radar.
But, hey don’t take our word for it. We know nothing about this type of situation.