Young Nudy granted release from jail on bond

The rapper was arrested earlier this month alongside 21 Savage.

Atlanta MC Young Nudy has been granted release from DeKalb County jail on $100,000 bond, following his arrest earlier this month for “gang- and gun-related charges,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Scott Smith, Nudy’s lawyer, confirmed to Billboard that the rapper is currently in the midst of a “book out process” and is expected to be released soon. In a separate statement to AJC, Smith described the arrest as a “case of mistaken identity,” noting that Nudy will plead not guilty to the charges against him. He also added that the rapper is set to return to his family and music later this week.

“We are very pleased with the result,” Smith said. “[Nudy] is looking forward to getting back out on tour and to continue to have this incredible success performing.”

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The rapper’s DJ and manager have also taken to social media to celebrate the good news:

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Nudy, real name Quantavious Thomas, was arrested on February 3 alongside his cousin 21 Savage and two other men. On that same night, 21 was taken into custody by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the grounds that he was in the country illegally. The Grammy-nominated rapper was eventually released on bond last week after nine days of detainment.

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