Renowned Atlanta rapper YoungThug whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, was unexpectedly hospitalized on Thursday morning before his scheduled court appearance. The cause of his illness remains undisclosed.
Williams is part of a group of over two dozen individuals awaiting trial linked to a broad-ranging gang indictment. The charges involve alleged members of the Young Slime Life gang.
The rapper's current health status is unclear, with officials offering no insight into his condition. His lawyer admitted to not having recent communication with the rapper, and did not anticipate Williams' presence in the courtroom on Thursday.
"I know he's had some difficulty of a similar sort at the Cobb County jail a few months ago, and so I'm obviously concerned about his wellbeing," said the rapper's legal counsel.
This follows previous complaints lodged by lawyers representing the rapper. It was alleged at a previous bond hearing that Williams was not receiving proper nutrition.