Floyd Mayweather’s Daughters Rally With Free Young Thug Posters Amidst YSL RICO Trial

Published 11/29/2023, 1:54 PM EST

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Amidst the courtroom drama surrounding Young Thug‘s RICO trial, an unexpected alliance has emerged, grabbing headlines and turning heads. Floyd Mayweather‘s daughters, Yaya and Jirah, have stepped into the legal arena with a powerful statement—literally.

Clutching “Free Thug” posters, the duo rallied in a show of support outside an arena and on Instagram, blending the worlds of boxing royalty and rap stardom. The images of the Mayweather sisters advocating for the embattled rapper, in their recent Instagram story, have sparked intrigue, prompting questions about the connection between these seemingly disparate realms.

Mayweather Sisters Enter the Fray


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The involvement of Floyd Mayweather’s two young daughters in the YSL (Young Slime Life) saga complicates an already intricate tale. However, Yaya and Jirah, having come from the glittery realm of influencers, have dared take on the shady world of music outlaws.

Visual expressions of solidarity are also portrayed by “Free Thug” posters carried by the Mayweather sisters. The caption on the story read, “#freeyoungthug.” Such is a blunt reminder that with the advent of social media activism, one can also become a surprise advocate, even when it does not fall within the scope of their field. Unless you count having a child with a rapper, but that judgment is left up to the readers.

Young Thug: Rap Lyrics on Trial

Atlanta’s courtroom is now a stage for the legal drama surrounding rapper Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, accused of co-founding a violent street gang and leveraging his music to promote it. Facing charges under Georgia’s anti-racketeering and gang laws, Young Thug, indicted with over two dozen others, sees prosecutors controversially wielding his rap lyrics as evidence.


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Recently, the jury selection process, marred by delays, concluded with the selection of 12 jurors and six alternates. The rapper, facing racketeering, drug, and gun charges, vehemently asserts his innocence, denying guilt to potential penalties that range from five to 20 years in prison.

Young Thug’s defense asserts that his label, YSL is not an acronym for Young Slime Life but the name of a record label called Young Stoner Life Records, challenging the prosecutors’ use of the RICO statute and anti-gang law as overly aggressive tactics. As the trial unfolds, the intersection of music, law, and alleged criminal activity adds a complex layer to Young Thug’s legal saga.


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The YSL RICO trial, with Young Thug at its center, has morphed into a cultural touchstone. The Mayweather sisters, by aligning themselves with the rapper’s cause, thrust their influence into a conversation that extends beyond the ring and into the rhythm of societal discourse.

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