Young Thug has had his run-ins with authorities in recent years, including troubling allegations stemming from an indictment involving Lil Wayne, but we’ve yet to see anything this dramatic and drastic dealing with the Atlanta rapper.
Following an appearance at Pittsburgh’s Summer Jam on Sunday, Young Thug and several of his colleagues were completely surrounded by a SWAT team, who yelled and signaled for everyone in the vicinity to hit the deck, including the person filming the bombshell video, which surfaced on TMZ today. Initially, authorities can be seen hovering a Mercedes Benz Sprinter, presumably the vehicle carrying Thugger and company.
However, later in the video clip, several armed authorities begin running in unison towards the vehicle and the people standing outside of it, screaming things like ‘get down!’ with force and their guns raised. At this time, the person taking the video appropriately drops their phone, so the vigilant screams of SWAT team members comprises the latter half of the video clip, but TMZ does report that nothing negative came of the situation. The members of Young Thug’s crew that were armed provided valid paperwork for their firearms, and the incident was later diffused.
Authorities were initially called in because a member of security reported seeing a member of Thug’s crew “swinging” a gun.