This indictment comes at a time when people are pushing back against song lyrics being used as evidence in court. In January 2022, several prominent musicians, including Jay-Z, Killer Mike, Meek Mill, and Big Sean, proposed the “Rap Music on Trial” bill, which aims to stop prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence for alleged crimes. Rap fans have also pointed out the significance of the RICO law, which was originally created in the 1970s to take down the Mafia and other large gangs, but has since been used to arrest hip-hop artists and groups. DA Willis made it clear in her press conference that she won’t shy away from bringing RICO charges against other high-profile figures in Atlanta, which has fueled speculation that other hip-hop artists in the area could be next.