Rapper YG scored a small victory in court with a judge ordering he will not have to answer questions about the Bloods or any past criminal convictions as part of an ongoing assault lawsuit.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge granted a motion filed by YG and will not force him to talk about any alleged affiliation with a gang, any past convictions or anything about the alleged incident that occurred at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas.
The rapper will have to identify any witnesses he may have. The judge also denied the request to sanction YG to the tune of $5,370.
The alleged assault went down at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas in May 2018. The alleged victim, Benjamin Naderi, claimed he saw the “Big Bank” rapper at the casino and when he went up to ask for a photo, YG refused and started to get upset with him. When he went to walk away, Naderi claims he heard the rapper tell his entourage to “get him.”
He claimed YG’s crew then surrounded him and held him down and repeatedly punched him. Naderi then claimed YG walked up and yanked off his gold chain and diamond pendant. He accused the men of then fleeing the scene before anyone responded.
Naderi filed a civil lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.
YG was also charged with three felonies, including grand larceny and larceny from a person relating to the incident. The grand larceny and robbery charges carry a maximum punishment of 10 years each. The rapper entered a plea of not guilty to all charges.
The rapper recently argued the civil lawsuit should be put on pause until the outcome of his criminal case. He said he would plead the fifth if grilled about the incident out of fear it could self-incriminate him. The judge shut that down and ordered the case to move forward but will allow YG to not answer all questions.