YSL rapper Gunna has officially released a statement since being locked up earlier this year on RICO charges.
An official letter was recently posted by Gunna via Instagram this morning. This is the first time we see Gunna, real name, Sergio Kitchens, open up about the situation.
In the statement, Kitchens speaks on the injustice Black men in America face. He said:
“As a black man in America it seems as though my art is only acceptable when I’m a source of entertainment for the masses. My art is not allowed to standalone as entertainment I’m not allowed that freedom as a black man in America. It is a sad reality that slavery is still alive in America today its still affecting my people. In 12 states more than half of the prison population is black one of the states is Georgia.”
The “Pushin’ P” artist denied all accusations despite being denied bond during his court hearing.
“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.”
He posted the two-page letter with the caption reading:
“22 & 2, just a bed & a shower, no windows just walls. Can’t see or talk to anyone. I’m writing now & still praying everyday . I was raised to fight fire with water, even tho my country’s amendments have failed me! PROTECT BLACK ART!”
The term “Protect Black Art” follows closely after Kevin Liles’most recent campaign inspired by the trial with YSL. Liles launched a petition against using rap lyrics as evidence in a court of law.
YSL’s Gunna Denied Bond, Trial Date Set for 2023
Rapper Gunna is going to be behind bars for now as he awaits trial. Gunna, Young Thug, and 26 other YSL members were named in a RICO indictment for murder, assault, robbery, and more.
The prosecutors argued that Gunna is a “documented gang member,” adding that he, alongside Young Thug, would “direct troops” to commit acts of violence. The biggest concern for Judge Glanville is witness tampering.