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Rapper YFN Lucci will remain in the Fulton County (Atlanta) jail until his trial on murder and racketeering charges. A judge recently denied bond for Lucci who surrendered to police on May 10 on new gang-related RICO charges.

YFN Lucci was among dozens of Bloods gang members named in a 75-page, 106-count racketeering indictment in May.

Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was previously charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Atlanta last year. He was arrested on January 13, 2021 after turning himself in to police and released on $500,000 bond.

However, Judge Thomas Cox revoked Lucci's bond and remanded him to jail after the prosecutor filed new RICO charges, accusing the rapper of being a gang banger.

"My client is, your honor, an incredibly successful artist that is very well known nationally and even internationally," Drew Findling, Lucci's attorney, told Judge Cox during Tuesday's bond hearing.

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Judge Cox was not impressed. "The defendant will remain in a no-bond status at this time. Additionally, this court revokes any bonds previously issued in this case," Cox said.

The prosecutor's office plans to use a music video that Lucci appeared in, in the racketeering case against him and 11 others.

"We think it sends a very strong message to the public that no matter who you are, you have to follow the law and the rules, and you will be evaluated the same," Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.

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Rapper YFN Lucci is among dozens of Bloods gang members named in a 75-page, 106-count racketeering indictment.

The indictment targeted leadership of the local faction of the notorious Bloods street gang, WSB-TV reports.

YFN Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Atlanta last year. He was arrested on January 13, 2021 after turning himself in to police. He is currently out of jail on $500,000 bond.

"This indictment is unprecedented. Period. In Georgia," Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told Channel 2 Investigative reporter Mark Winne in an exclusive interview.

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Lucci's lawyer, Drew Findling, insisted his client is not a gang member.

"What he is is an internationally recognized musical artist that is a triple platinum winner, that has performed all over the United States and all over the world," Findling said.

However, Atlanta officials are not impressed by Lucci's rap career.

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"I think that [the indictment] sends a significant message, a profound message that regardless of your status that the City of Atlanta and Fulton County in partnership is coming after you if you violate the crimes in our county, in our city," said Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms named Bryant as the permanent police chief to lead Atlanta out of a deadly Covid crime wave.

Bottoms made the announcement during a press conference this morning to discuss Sunday's fatal shooting of 15-year-old Diamond Johnson.

An emotional Mayor Bottoms said she wished she could "wave a wand or make a speech" to make the crime wave stop.

"For the third time as mayor, I am standing here to talk about a bullet that took the life of a child in our city," Bottoms said.
 

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Fulton County prosecutors say rapper YFN Lucci should be returned to jail after violating his bond.

Prosecutors say Lucci, born Rayshawn Bennett, violated the conditions of his bond by visiting a recording studio and a strip club.

Lucci was released on $500,000 bond in February following his arrest on a murder warrant. Police say Bennett is a suspect in the shooting death of 28-year-old James Adams in December.

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Rumor has it that Lucci's long-suffering girlfriend, Reginae Carter, put up the cash to post his bond.

Lucci's accomplices, Ra'Von Boyd and Leroy Pitts, were arrested in Miami in January.

According to TMZ, prosecutors say Lucci was wearing an ankle monitor when he enjoyed lap dances from local strippers.

In court documents, prosecutors also say Lucci visited an Atlanta recording studio, which is a violation of his bond.

But Lucci's attorney, Drew Findling, tells TMZ, "This attempt to revoke his bond is without merit and is replete with factual and legal inaccuracies. We will zealously fight this motion as we will with every aspect of this legally flawed prosecution."

According to Allhiphop.com, Lucci plays video games for hours on end while awaiting trial.

He posts videos of video game livestreams with video titles such as "Demon Time," "Can't Sleep" and "House Arrest Flow."
 

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Reginae Carter helped rapper YFN Lucci celebrate his big 3-0 on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Lucci was released from jail on $500,000 bond on Feb. 8. The rapper, real name Rayshawn Bennett, is charged with the death of an associate during a shootout with rival gang members in Atlanta in December.

On Monday, Reginae, 22, shared a slideshow on Instagram featuring intimate photos of herself with the father-of-two.

"Happy birthday baby... I love you," she wrote. "The big 30 (I mean 21) lol enjoy your Day."

Rumor has it that Reginae put up the $50,000 cash to spring her on-again, off-again lover from jail. That rumor has not been confirmed by a bails bondsman.

The reality TV personality and entrepreneur is the daughter of rapper Lil Wayne.

Lucci is allowed to leave home for meetings with his attorney or doctor's appointment.
 

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YFN Lucci is a free man after a judge released him on $500,000 bond on Monday.

Video footage shows the rapper emerging from jail around 4 p.m. on Monday after posting $50,000 cash, 10% of his bond.

Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was arrested for murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old James Adams in Atlanta.

A judge ordered Lucci to surrender his passport and wear an ankle monitor. He has to remain home between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

He can only leave home to meet with his lawyer or for doctor's appointments.

Lucci is not allowed to communicate with his alleged victims, witnesses or co-defendants in the case. He also can't associate with any known gang members or convicted felons, according to TMZ.

Don't expect to welcome Lucci back to the internet. The judge ordered him to stay off social media, he can't leave the state to book shows, and he can't visit a certain recording studio.

His attorney tells TMZ, "The bond was negotiated last week and finalized today. He was released just before 4 pm. There are a variety of conditions which is somewhat consistent with these cases, which included surrendering his passport."

Lucci is best known for dating rapper Lil Wayne's only daughter, Reginae Carter, 22.

It isn't clear if he is allowed to hook up with Reginae, although rumor has it that she put up the bond money for her man.

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Rapper YFN Lucci hopes an Atlanta judge will release him on bond because he has four hungry, underaged children to feed.

Lucci -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- was arrested along with two other men and charged in the shooting death of an associate, 28-year-old James Adams, on Dec. 10.

Lucci went on the run for two weeks before turning himself in late Wednesday, Jan. 13. A judge denied his request for bail at a bond hearing on Jan. 14.

According to legal documents obtained by Hotnewhiphop.com, Lucci is asking the judge to set bond because he has "four underaged children whom he financially supports." He also said he provides a home and financial support for his mother in Fulton County, GA.

The 29-year-old rapper assured the judge that he is not a flight risk -- despite taking his time turning himself in.

If the judge denies his second request for bail he will likely stay in jail until his trial, which could be delayed for months.

The Covid-19 outbreak has been tough on rappers and other celebrities who rely on bookings and club appearances to make ends meet.

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Rapper YFN Lucci (left) made his first court appearance on Thursday, Jan. 14, where he was denied bond.

Lucci appeared via CCTV video from the jail. He wore a black face covering during the court proceeding.

Lucci's lawyer told the judge that his client had the charges read to him, which include felony murder, aggravated assault, participation in street gang activity, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, were hunting for Lucci to question him over his alleged involvement in the murder of 28-year-old James Adams (pictured right). Adams was a former member of Lucci's crew.

Lucci -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- was identified as the driver of a white SUV seen by witnesses before the victim was shoved out of the moving vehicle.

His lawyer argued against the aggravated assault charges, saying "[Lucci's] proximity in a vehicle to someone with a gun is not what establishes aggravated assault."

However, the judge responded, saying Lucci -- being the driver of the SUV -- "allowed the occupants of the vehicle to actually get out of the vehicle, firing multiple rounds and driving off with those weapons."

The judge determined that the circumstances of his involvement warranted aggravated assault charges, and she denied bond for the rapper.

The 29-year-old father-of-2 turned himself in late Wednesday night, Jan. 13, after 2 weeks on the run.

Lucci was booked into the crowded Fulton County Jail on Thursday, just hours after dropping a music video for his new song "Rolled On" on his social media pages.

Two suspects, Ra'von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, were also arrested following the shootout on December 10, which left another man wounded.

In a frantic 911 call that led to the felony murder warrant for Lucci arrest, a woman describes a man clinging to a moving SUV before he was shoved out of the SUV and left for dead in a roadway.

TMZ obtained audio of the 911 call a woman made in Atlanta last month when she saw a white SUV speeding by "with a man hanging out of the car." She says she eventually saw the man thrown out of the car onto the street.

The witness told the operator the victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and the man was "still trying to fight for his life."

She remained on the scene while waiting for the ambulance, standing near the victim -- and said he was "taking his last breath" and he died moments later.

The Atlanta Police Department offered a $5k award for information leading to Lucci's arrest and indictment.
 

 

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Rapper YFN Lucci has surrendered to police. The 29-year-old father-of-2 -- real name Rayshawn Bennett -- turned himself in late Wednesday night, Jan. 13, after 2 weeks on the run.

Authorities in Atlanta, Georgia, were hunting for Bennett to question him over his alleged involvement in the murder of 28-year-old local man James Adams last month.

He was wanted on suspicion of murder, aggravated assault and participation in criminal street gang activity.

According to local reports, Bennett was booked into the crowded Fulton County Jail just hours after dropping a music video for his new song "Rolled On" on his social media pages.

Two suspects, Ra'von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, were also arrested following the shootout on December 10, which also left another man wounded.

In a "disturbing" 911 call that led to the felony murder warrant for Bennett's arrest, a woman describes a man clinging to a moving SUV before he was shoved out of the SUV and left for dead in a roadway.

TMZ obtained audio of the frantic 911 call a woman made in Atlanta last month when she saw a white SUV speeding by "with a man hanging out of the car." She says she eventually saw the man thrown out of the car onto the street.

The witness told the operator the victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and she desperately tried to get an ambulance to the location because the man was "still trying to fight for his life."

She remained on the scene while waiting for the ambulance, standing near the victim -- and said he was "taking his last breath" and he died moments later.

The Atlanta Police Department offered a $5k award for information leading to Bennett's arrest and indictment.
 

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A hilarious video that shows fugitive rapper YFN Lucci's daughter going through his pockets as he slept is making the rounds on social media.

The adorable baby girl, named Legacy, is seen grabbing fistfuls of hundred dollar bills out of Lucci's pockets while he snoozed.

The child's mom explained that she taught her precious toddler to go through daddy’s pockets for spending money -- since daddy isn't as generous with his cash while he's awake.

She captioned the video: "Wake up daddy. We need some money. Nevermind @1prettygirllegacy_ will get it."

Instagram users were amused that the child is a fast learner.

One user wrote: "This too funny.. Hope he make it out his situation."

Lucci, who is still on the run, is wanted for questioning after a shootout resulted in the death of 28-year-old James Adams in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the shootout occurred on December 10 in the 900 block of Dimmock Street.

Adams later died from a gunshot wound to the head. A second man was shot and stumbled to Fire Station 14. He survived his injuries.

Two other men, Ra'Von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, are in custody for their alleged roles in the shootout.

Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, is best known for dating rapper Lil Wayne's only daughter, Reginae Carter, 22.

Reginae recently reunited with the rapper after the couple broke up multiple times in 2019 and 2020.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for Lucci's arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

 


 

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Rapper YFN Lucci is wanted for murder following a shootout that resulted in the death of 28-year-old James Adams in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the shootout occurred on December 10 in the 900 block of Dimmock Street.

Adams later died from a gunshot wound to the head. A second man was shot and stumbled to Fire Station 14. He survived his injuries.

Officers collected multiple spent shell casings at the scene of the shootout and at Fire Station 14.

Two other men, Ra'Von Boyd, 23, and Leroy Pitts, 17, are in custody for their alleged roles in the shootout. Both men are charged with murder, aggravated assault, participating in criminal street gang activity and weapons charges.

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Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, is best known for dating rapper Lil Wayne's only daughter, Reginae Carter, 22. Reginae recently reunited with the rapper after the couple broke up multiple times in 2019 and 2020.

After signing with Think It's A Game Entertainment in 2014, Lucci dropped a record titled "Key to the Streets" featuring rap trio Migos in 2016. A remix featured rappers Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for Lucci's arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.