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    “The image that’s being painted of me is ugly and unfaithful”

    Gunna has issued a press release about his present incarceration on racketeering costs, stating that he’s “being falsely accused and can by no means cease combating” to clear his identify.

    After being named in a 28-person grand jury indictment that additionally included Younger Thug earlier this month, the rapper (actual identify Sergio Kitchens) was taken into custody on Could 11 and charged with conspiracy to violate the state of Georgia’s RICO Act.

    The indictment centres across the YSL report label and collective, allegedly fashioned by Thug (actual identify Jeffery Lamar Williams) in 2012, which authorities declare is a “legal avenue gang”. A part of the indictment is predicated round Williams, Kitchens and different YSL associates’ lyrics and social media posts allegedly being “acts in furtherance of the conspiracy”.

    Gunna has been denied bond, along with his trial scheduled to start on January 9, 2023. He has pleaded not responsible.

    In a brand new assertion shared on Tuesday (June 14) – the identical day as the rapper’s twenty ninth birthday – Gunna mentioned: “As a Black Man in America, it appears as if my artwork is barely acceptable after I’m a supply of leisure for the lots.”

    You may try the total assertion under:

    2022 has been probably the greatest years of my life, regardless of this tough state of affairs.

    This yr I had the entire world pushing P.

    Rising up from the place I come from in a marginalized neighborhood, I by no means dreamt my artwork would change my life and the lives of my family members. My total life, I’ve seen Black Males, Black Ladies and Black Kids persistently attacked, hated, murdered, berated, belittled, silenced, judged, used and held captive.

    I used my artwork kind, my reward from God, to alter my circumstance. I labored, I honed my craft, I labored, I empowered Black Ladies in my trade, I labored, I lived within the recording studio, I labored, I lived on the highway, I labored. I labored each day to indicate God how grateful I’m for my reward, for my artwork, for my life and to have the ability to present for my family members.

    For now, I don’t have my freedom. However I’m harmless. I’m being falsely accused and can by no means cease combating to clear my identify!

    The image that’s being painted of me is ugly and unfaithful. My followers know I like to rejoice life, I like my household, I like journey, I like music, I like my followers. I’ve all religion that God will grant me justice for the purity in my coronary heart and the innocence of my actions.

    lyricsGunna and Younger Thug. CREDIT: Getty Pictures

    As a Black Man in America, it appears as if my artwork is barely acceptable after I’m a supply of leisure for the lots. My artwork shouldn’t be allowed to face alone as leisure, I’m not allowed that freedom as a Black Man in America. It’s a unhappy actuality that slavery remains to be alive in America at present and nonetheless affecting my individuals. In 12 states greater than half of the jail inhabitants is Black, a type of states is Georgia.

    Nothing will cease me from chasing my goals, I received’t cease being an excellent individual, even when some unnamed and unknown accusers need the world to see me as a foul individual. Once I was free, I attempted to be good and type to the neighborhood round me and, when I’m launched, I’ll do the identical factor yet again.

    We nonetheless pushing P: Energy, Prayer, Progress, Ardour, Productiveness, Reward, Precision, Peace, Prosperity, Persistence, Pleasure and Persistence.


    In a press release to Rolling Stone, Gunna’s protection attorneys Donald F. Samuel, John A. Garland and Kristen W. Novay mentioned: “Mr. Sergio Kitchens, generally known as Gunna, is harmless. The indictment falsely portrays his music as a part of legal conspiracy.

    “Mr. Kitchens, an entertainer and philanthropist, created the primary ever native free in-school grocery and clothes retailer feeding over 400 youngsters weekly, and nationally sponsored giveaways for victims of disasters and meals shortages.”

    They added: “Mr. Kitchens has been an advocate for his neighborhood, and it’s our privilege to advocate for him.”

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