While Serving Prison Sentence, Jeffery ‘Young Thug’ Lamar Receives Support from Floyd Mayweather’s Son

Published 09/01/2023, 4:33 PM EDT

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Floyd Mayweather, the 50-0 boxer, stands for unparalleled legacy in boxing. Furthermore, he is also renowned for his involvement in pressing social issues. However, this time, Mayweather’s son, Zion Mayweather, is the topic of discussion. Zion was born on March 28, 2001, in Cleveland, Ohio. Now, he is 22 years old. Additionally, Zion is not a boxer like his father. He works as a model and actor. However, Mayweather’s son is stirring up headlines because of his recent Instagram story.

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In his story, he reposted a post supporting the release of the Atlanta Rapper Young Thug, legally known as Jeffrey Williams. As renowned, Jeffrey is facing multiple legal challenges. A Fulton County grand jury has re-indicted Young Thug on gang-related charges. Furthermore, Young Thug appeared in Fulton County court and is now in Fulton County Jail. Thus, Zion’s post is gathering headlines.

What did the son of Floyd Mayweather post about Young Thug?

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Zion reposted a post demanding the release of Jeffrey on his story. In the picture, we see a distressed Jeffrey. The weight of worry is apparent on his face. Jeffrey has had several run-ins with the law in the past as well. One of them involved a Grammy award.

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On February 10, 2019, hours before Young Thug was supposed to perform at the Grammy’s stage, he was detained by local police for traffic violations. He was released in time, and went on to win his first Grammy that night! But not all his troubles have had such a happy end. He has been arrested several times between 2015 and 2017. He is currently in prison as part of a RICO trial against YSL. RICO, short for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, is a strict law that the government used to reign in several big-shot mafias in New York.

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Zion’s post shows the public’s complex views on Young Thug’s legal troubles. It also shows that celebrity kids like Zion can influence public opinion. As Zion builds his own legacy, he will likely continue to attract public attention. Some fans of Young Thug have mixed feelings. Some want him free, calling him an inspiration. Others feel sad about his jail time. However, only the future can tell what awaits Jeffrey.

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What are your thoughts about Zion’s support for Young Thug? Feel free to share your views in the comment section below!

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Tanya Tewari

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Tanya Tewari is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports. She has beautifully blended her love for the combat sport with her fondness for writing. She is especially interested in bringing out the different sides of a persona to the rest of the world.
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