There's been quite a lot of hearsay following this YSL Young Thug R.I.C.O trial - and hip hop is confused over the unfollowing of fellow YSL rapper; Gunna from his peers. First, it was his hitmaker friend, Lil Baby hitting the unfollow button on Instagram, and now fans have noticed that Meek Mill has followed suit. Though, neither rappers spoke publicly about any "issues" with Gunna, after issuing his Alford Plea - many are assuming the two are trying to distance themselves from this case as much as possible.
The two have collaborated on a plethora of hits on each other's albums.
What is an Alford Plea?
According to Cornell Law School, the site defines an Alford Plea as this:
The name, Alford plea, is taken from the case North Carolina v. Alford.
An Alford plea, also known as a "best-interests plea," registers a formal admission of guilt towards charges in criminal court while the defendant simultaneously expresses their innocence toward those same charges. Like the similar nolo contendere plea, an Alford plea skips the full process of a criminal trial because the defendant agrees to accept all the ramifications of a guilty verdict (i.e. punishment).
The main difference between a nolo contendere plea and an Alford plea is that, in an Alford plea, the defendant formally pleads guilty while, in a nolo contendere plea, the defendant refuses to assert either guilt or innocence. This distinction is relevant because unlike a nolo contendere plea, a formal admission of guilt under an Alford plea can be used against the defendant in future suits.