The rapper, real name Quantavious Grier, was put on probation after pleading guilty in December 2022 to violating Georgia’s RICO Act plus theft by receiving stolen property. These charges were part of the same case Young Thug is currently on trial for. Grier took a plea deal and was sentenced to 12 years, two of which would be commuted, and 10 years of probation. He was ordered to carry out 750 hours of community service, and placed under a curfew from the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
However, in May, Grier was arrested on firearm possession charges and investigators decided he had violated the terms of his probation. In court, Grier’s attorney Nicole Moorman argued that the YSL case was her client's first felony but Judge Ural Glanville was unhappy with the speed at which he had broken the terms of his probation.
"The issue I find aggravating in this particular circumstance are several," Glanville is quoted as saying in court as he handed out a longer sentence. "You got arrested with a gun within six months of you being placed on probation,” Judge Glanville said. “All you had to do was complete your probation and do what you were supposed to do. Instead, you were out riding around with a gun in your car."
Unfoonk has released two albums on Young Thug's Young Stoner Life label, including 2021's My Struggle. He also appeared on the YSL compilation Slime Language 2, released that same year.
Young Thug was taken into custody a year ago and has been denied bond on multiple occasions. Last month he was transported from Cobb County Jail to Atlanta’s Grady Hospital after experiencing chest pain before a scheduled court hearing.