Judge Gregory Adams granted Thug, born Jeffery Williams, his freedom under the provisions that the 27-year-old submit to a pair of random drug tests every week, begin seeing a substance abuse counselor and keep in contact with his probation officer. Thug’s lawyer said that he spent most of his time behind bars in isolation and even refused to eat as a way of punishing himself.
“I’m sorry for disobeying the court. I’m sorry for disobeying my PO and being here again. I just want to go home with my family and do right. Over the last six days, I understood this is real life. I have two sons, ages 10 and 11. I don’t want them to think that going to jail — even if you can get out right away — is cool,” Thug reportedly told the judge. “I want to grow, and I have grown. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve been penalized for them. I’m sorry, and won’t disobey again.”
The Slime Language rapper had his bond revoked by the courts after failing a mandated drug test prior to an arraignment slated for last Thursday. The Atlanta native is facing eight felonies stemming from a September 2017 arrest, where he was found in possession of marijuana, hydrocodone, methamphetamine and a firearm.
Billboard has reached out to Young Thug’s reps for comment. The DeKalb County Sheriffs’ Office database states Thugger was released at 6:05 p.m. ET.
Young Thug gives emotional plea to judge ‘I just want to be home home with my family’ pic.twitter.com/iaJLjSoWt7
— RileyTaugor–Slime®– (@RileyTaugor) November 14, 2018