YG will no longer be prosecuted, as the Los Angeles rapper settled out of court with the alleged victim.
“Justice was served expeditiously,” YG’s lawyer Joe Tacopino told the outlet. “We would’ve had the same result if the case went to trial.”
The news arrives four years after the My Krazy Life rapper was charged with felony robbery for allegedly stealing a man’s chain at the The Cosmopolitan Hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
Shortly after the incident, which took place in May 2018, the victim sued YG for $250,000 for assault, battery, and theft, accusing the rapper of ordering his team to assault him before taking off with the victim’s diamond-laced pendant.
It isn’t the first time this year that a case against YG has been dismissed in court.
Back in January, the L.A. District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against the rapper in a 2020 robbery case, claiming that sufficient evidence wasn’t presented to connect YG to the alleged theft.
“Not enough evidence of what defendant did to aid and abet the crime. Presence during the crime alone is not sufficient,” the D.A.’s Office wrote in court documents.
The decision came two years after the LAPD arrested YG at his San Fernando Valley home in January 2020, in connection to an on-going criminal investigation involving a robbery.