Young Thug’s recent RICO arrest means he was unable to make his scheduled appearance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2022 on Sunday (June 12), but the Atlanta rapper’s presence could still be felt inside MetLife Stadium.
Before the night’s main act, Fivio Foreign, hit the stage, Hot 97 broadcast a video inside the stadium featuring the likes of DJ Khaled, Polo G and G Herbo showing their support for Thugga and Gunna (who is also currently in jail on a RICO charge), as well as artistic expression in rap music.
The clip ended with a pre-recorded voice message from Young Thug addressing his fans from behind bars. “I just want to say thank you to all of my friends and my family for coming out and supporting us,” he said. “You know, your support during this time means a lot to us, ya know.”