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Gunna is speaking out from jail for the first time since he was arrested on RICO charges in May.

The rapper released an open letter via social media on his 29th birthday, where he maintained his innocence and proclaimed he has faith that God will grant him justice.

Read the full letter below.

2022 has been one of the best years of my life, despite this difficult situation.

This year I had the whole world pushing P.

Growing up from where I come from in a marginalized neighborhood, I never dreamt my art would change my life and the lives of my loved ones. 

My entire life I’ve seen Black Men, Black Women and Black Children constantly attacked, hated, murdered, berated, belittled, silenced, judged, used and held captive.

I used my art form, my gift from God, to change my circumstances. 

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!

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 stand alone 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 and still affecting my people. 

In 12 states more than half of the prison population is Black, one of those states is Georgia.

Nothing will stop me from chasing my dreams, 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. 

When I was free, I was good and king to the community around me and, when I am released, I will do the same thing all over again. 

We still pushing P: Power, Prayer, Progress, Passion, Productivity, Praise, Precision, Peace, Prosperity, Patience, Pride and Persistence. 

In the caption of his post, Gunna wrote:

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!

See Gunna’s original post below.

We previously reported that Gunna was denied bond and his trial is set for January 2023.

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