Young Thug is currently incarcerated and awaiting trial on his charges, which is why fans were surprised when his Twitter account became active recently, and he has an important question for an Olympian gold medalist.
Taking to his official and verified Twitter account, the rapper (or so fans thought) shared a post in which he and his roommate pondered whether it was possible to swim 100 miles from the middle of the ocean back to the seashore.
In the tweet, he tagged Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps. The athlete quoted the post and added a confident caption, saying he believes he can do it.
Young Thug didn’t stop there, instead asking how long it would take him to complete the task.
Phelps did not respond immediately to the recent question.
The post had 85.6k likes as of this writing on the social media platform.
According to Uproxx, the situation is unusual because the rapper should not be able to use his accounts or even his phone while in jail because smartphones are considered contraband.
The account could have been hacked, or someone on his team could have accessed his profile.
After the post went viral, many fans used the opportunity to mock the situation, claiming Young Thug was attempting to escape from jail.
One fan joked:
“i’m telling the guards you got a phone.”
Another fan wrote:
“First of all, isn’t young thug in jail? Does he mean “cell mate” lol. 100 miles is so far. I think most people drown unless a current is helping them out.”
The latest tweet comes nearly two weeks after Young Thug’s bond was denied for the third time in his case.
Because he was unable to pay his bond, he will be held at the Fulton Country Jail until his trial in January, according to the outlet.
He had previously attempted to obtain bond twice, once in May after turning himself in to authorities and again in June.
The rapper was involved in the Young Slime Life, also known as YSL, case. They were described as a “hybrid criminal street gang” by authorities.
Other musicians, including Yak Gotti and Gunna, were also named in the case and charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, drug possession, and other offenses.