Gunna isn’t taking his incarceration lightly as is evident with the fiery letter he’s written from jail where he says America is violating his Freedom of Speech rights.
In an open letter dated on his 29th birthday, Tuesday, June 14, the incarcerated “Pushin P” rapper speaks on how his breakout year was flipped after being part of a 56-count indictment that included Young Thug and several other YSL members.
He 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 every day. I was raised to fight fire with water, even tho my country’s amendments have failed me! PROTECT BLACK ART!"
T.I, who’s had several run-ins with the law throughout his rap career, immediately swooped in with words of encouragement.
“Every storm runs outta rain lil bro. Just continue to stand solid and search for the lesson in it all. We wit yah 100% King.” Read T. I’s message to Gunna.
Sadly, Gunna was certainly not lying about 2022 being his time to shine.
His album “DS4EVER” beat out The Weeknd to go No. 1 and his gold-selling “Pushin P” record set a trend.
Thug recently also broke his silence, live at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, where he was urging fans to sign the Protect Black Art initiative.
Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Post Malone, Polo G, Meek Mill and several other high-profile artists have come out to advocate and also urged people to sign the petition.
Taking a trip down the Hip Hop music history, creative expression in music is rooted in what artists see and hear, and hip-hop often magnifies the good and the bad happening in impoverished communities around the world.
Rap artists are storytellers and as well as all entertainment, hip-hop artists create entire worlds populated with complex characters who often play both hero and villain.