The 2014 hit song “Life Style” by Rich Gang featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan was played in full Thursday in court. The song, played by Young Thug’s lawyer Brian Steel, was used to cross-examine YSL cofounder Trontavious “Tick” Stephens.
The song’s relevance to Steel’s inquiry is unclear. Meghan Cuniff, a Legal Affairs Reporter following the trial, claims that the judge will not allow the music as evidence, preferring it be presented during another testimony.
Cuniff said via video that Tick’s cooperation comes from his eagerness to shorten his sentence short, rather than providing any particular knowledge of alleged misdeeds committed by YSL, per Uproxx.
The cross-examination included Lebron James and a “slim” handshake, a gang greeting. Stephens addressed a video of LeBron James uttering “slime” during a “slime handshake.”
Stephens said LeBron has distinct handshakes for each squad member and recalls a “slime handshake for one player. Steel said the Lakers starter was making gang-related hand gestures. This alone does not prove gang membership.
Judge Ural Glanville postponed the trial until January 22, 2024.