Gunna breaks silence in shocked open letter as rapper spends 29th birthday in jail after accusing YSL and Young Thug

Rapper Gunna broke his silence with a social media statement on Tuesday as he spends his 29th birthday in jail following his arrest on RICO charges back in May.

Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, has signed with Young Thug’s YSL Records, which is facing allegations of involvement in alleged gang activity in the Atlanta area.

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Gunna broke his silence after his arrest in May on RICO charges.1 credit
Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, pleaded not guilty and stated that he was

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Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, pleaded not guilty and stated that he was “falsely accused”.Credit: Fulton County Jail.
“2022 has been one of the best years of my life, despite this difficult situation,” the rapper said.

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“2022 has been one of the best years of my life, despite this difficult situation,” the rapper said.Credit: Instagram/Gunna

In his statementGunna protested his innocence and stated that he was “falsely accused”.

“2022 has been one of the best years of my life, despite this difficult situation,” he said, adding that he had “the whole world pushing P,” referring to his hit Pushin P, released in January.

“Growing up from where I come from, in a marginalized area, I never thought my art would change my life and the lives of my loved ones,” he continued, detailing the hardships he overcame throughout his life.

Gunna stated that although he is currently not free, he is innocent.

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“The picture that is being painted for me is ugly and untrue. My fans know that I love to enjoy life, love my family, love to travel, love music, love my fans.

“I fully believe that God will grant me justice for the purity of my heart and the innocence of my actions.”

GUN LOADED

Gunna was charged with conspiracy to violate Georgia’s Anti-Racketeer and Corruption Law as part of an investigation that also indicted 28 other YSL members.

District Attorney Fanny Willis said: “No matter what your notoriety, what your notoriety is, if you come to Fulton County, Georgia and commit crimes … you will be the target and focus of this DA and we are going to prosecute you on to the fullest extent of the law.”

The arrest comes days after Young Thug, 30, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was arrested at a rented mansion in Buckhead on May 9.

The indictment charges Williams with theft, receiving a stolen gun in 2013 and threatening to kill a mall employee after being banned from the premises in 2015.

In 2017, he was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone and marijuana.

The prosecutor’s office claims that the alleged gang members committed more than 100 crimes in pursuit of their interests.

These allegations include appearing in videos with inflammatory lyrics, posting images of the gang on social media, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, aggravated assault, and murder.

Brian Steele, Young Thug’s attorney, has said the rapper is innocent and vowed to vigorously defend him until proven guilty.

His attorney told Kristen Bell Tattoos: “Jeffrey Williams, acting as ‘Young Thug’, categorically denies the allegations made against him in the May 9, 2022, Fulton County, Georgia indictment.”

‘KEEP PRAYING’

During Hot 97’s Summer Jam, Young Thug shared a special message with fans and attendees.

“I just want to say thank you to all my friends and my family for coming out and supporting us,” the rapper said in an audio message at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

“You know your support at this time means a lot to us.”

He then directed the fans to Petition “Protect Black Art”n, which calls for federal and state legislation restricting the use of art as evidence in criminal trials.

“It’s not just about me or YSL,” said Young Thug, who was due to perform at the 2022 Summer Jam before his arrest.

“I always use my music as a form of artistic expression, and now I see that black artists and rappers don’t have that freedom. Everyone please sign the Protect Black Art petition and keep praying for us. I love you all. .”

The petition was launched by music directors Kevin Lyles and Julie Greenwald and has over 32,000 signatures as of this writing.

Back in May, the New York State Senate approved a rap music litigation bill that, like the petition shared by Young Thug, restricts the use of lyrics as evidence.

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Several artists, including Grammy Award winner Jay Z, have expressed support for the bill, which has been touted as the sort of legislation needed to protect creative expression.

Gunna referenced the petition in the caption of his Instagram statement, writing: “I was raised to fight fire with water even though my country’s amendments failed me! PROTECT THE BLACK ART!”

A few days before, Young Thug had been arrested for being associated with YSL Records.

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A few days before, Young Thug had been arrested for being associated with YSL Records.1 credit
The rapper shared a petition in which he called for a law restricting the use of works of art as evidence in criminal trials.

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The rapper shared a petition in which he called for a law restricting the use of works of art as evidence in criminal trials.1 credit

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