Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Photos: Lil Pump gets his ‘Gucci Gang’ lit at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa

Teenage Miami rap phenomenon Lil Pump packed the Ritz Ybor last week, bringing hundreds of members of his Gucci Gang to Tampa.

It was an all-too-brief show — he went on late and left early, spending only a short time on stage — but the Times' Gabriella Angotti-Jones was there snapping photos, and she captured a handful of Lil Pump in his element. Click here for a gallery of her photos.

And in case you're wondering: Yes, it really was him on stage, not Clearwater YouTuber Jack Tenney, who snuck into the concert dressed as Lil Pump. Click here for more on that.

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