Atlanta rapper Young Nudy was granted a $100,000 bond Tuesday in the DeKalb County Superior Court on gang- and gun-related charges and is expected to be released from jail soon, according to his attorney.
The 26-year-old musician, whose real name is Quantavious Thomas, will plead not guilty to those charges as well as gang-related and aggravated assault charges from 2017, said his attorney, Scott Smith. Young Nudy is known for his “SlimeBall” mixtapes, and his collaborations with fellow musicians Offset and Lil Yachty.
Young Nudy was leaving The Atrium Event Center on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain on Feb. 3 at about 3 a.m. when he was arrested by DeKalb police, who were accompanied by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Also taken into custody was fellow rapper 21 Savage, who is reportedly his cousin. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained 21 Savage, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, saying he is a citizen of the United Kingdom who overstayed his visa. 21 Savage was released on bond from a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia last week.
The bureau, DeKalb police and the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office declined to comment on Young Nudy’s case last week, citing a continuing investigation.
After the musician was granted bond, Smith said, “We are very pleased with the result. We are looking forward to getting him out” so he can be with his family.
“He is looking forward to getting back out on tour and to continue to have this incredible success performing,” the attorney said.