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Gunna Breaks Silence Amidst RICO Trial

Zuzanna Krause Culture /
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Last month, Young Thug and Gunna were charged with violating the RICO Act. Along with over 25 members of YSL, which according to the indictment is a "criminal street gang," the rappers were charged with over 50 violent crimes. Both artists had not yet publicly spoken out about the situation - until now, that is.

First, let's recap what you missed last month: Atlanta rapper Young Thug was arrested at his home in Georgia and taken into custody at the Fulton County Jail, where he was charged with violating the RICO act and partaking in gang activity. In addition to the Potion rapper being charged, fellow artist Gunna was arrested. Lucky for us, he's finally broken his silence on what's going down. 

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On Gunna's 29th birthday, the rapper released an update via Instagram on what's currently going down. "2022 has been the best year of my life, despite this difficult situation," he began. "This year, I had the whole world pushing P. Growing up where I come from in a marginalized neighborhood, I never dreamed my art would change my life and the lives of my loved ones," he noted in the letter. "I worked, I honed my craft, I worked, I empowered Black women in my industry, I worked, I lived in the recording studio, I worked, I lived on the road, I worked. I worked every day to show God how grateful I am for my gift, for my art, for my life, and to be able to provide for my loved ones. For now, I don't have my freedom. But I am innocent. I am being falsely accused and will never stop fighting to clear my name!"

Gunna continued the letter, making it clear to his fans that he has worked hard and is innocent, and "nothing will stop me [him] from chasing my dreams." The pushin P rapper continued to explain, "I won't stop being a good person, even if some unnamed and unknown accusers want the world to see me as a bad person," and that upon his release, he will continue to do good in the community. The trial date is set for January 9, 2023, so stay tuned for more updates as we get 'em.