Thugs are suing The Tress apartment complex for damages to a hard drive containing a bag of jewelry and unreleased songs, worth $1 million.
Young Thug has filed a lawsuit against a luxury apartment building in Atlanta, The Trace, alleging that its concierge was responsible for damages to a bag containing more than $1.1 million (£800,000) of valuables.
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As per legal documents shared by digital music newsThe alleged incident took place on November 1, 2020, when a thug accidentally left a Louis Vuitton bag (itself worth about $2,500, or £1,820) next to his Lamborghini. A resident reported this to The Trace’s concierge, and left it under the care of an employee.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Georgia, alleges that the employee kept the bag in a “secured/closed location” with a note instructing other employees not to release it without her permission, telling the thugs. Assured that he would be able to retrieve it. From the doorman However, another employee allegedly handed over the bag to an unidentified person who had no connection with the thug.
In addition to $40,000 (£29,000) in cash, the contents of the bag reportedly included a diamond-encrusted watch worth about $57,000 (£41,500), a diamond chain worth about $37,000 (£27,000) and a hard drive containing about 200 unpublished songs. The drive involved, which the swindlers claimed is worth at least $1 million (£728,000).
The thugs have sued The Trace for damages, citing negligence and failure to train their employees. As their representative wrote in their filing, the concierge staff “performed a duty of security and return”. [Thug’s] property” when they agreed to keep the bags. The filing also claims that employees of The Trace have been litigating “unfairly and stubbornly.”
It is noted in the filing that Thug wants The Trace’s parent company, JLB Peachtree Management, LLC, to stand trial before a jury. He wants “the full present value of his lost property in the amount to be proved at trial” and an unspecified value of money to cover litigation and attorney’s fees.
At the time of writing, it appears that The Trace has not publicly commented on the lawsuit. Granthshala Representatives for Complex as well as Young Thug have been reached out for comment.
The news comes just days after the release of Thugs’ latest album ‘Punk’. Featuring the lead single ‘Tik Tok’, the record landed last Friday (October 15) via YSL/300/Atlantic.
In a five star review, Granthshala Writer Kayn-Sian Williams said: “‘Punk’ was long-awaited, and, boy, did Young Thug live up to its hype. It’s very different from the rest of the music they’re putting out, and Young Thug shows that. He could create hits that could transcend the rap world. Many say Young Thug is one of the greatest musicians of the current generation, and with ‘Punk’, he has proved that to be true. “
Apart from his performance at this year’s Life Is Beautiful festival, Thug has also sung ‘Punk’ songs during the sets of NPR. Tiny Desk series, a show by luxury fashion brand Givenchy, and most recently in last week’s episode saturday night live.