Gunna has been released on Wednesday afternoon after pleading guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge.
Sergio Kitchens, also famously known as Gunna, released a press statement stating,
"When I became affiliated with YSL in 2016, I did not consider it a "gang"; more like a group of people from metro Atlanta who had common interests and artistic aspirations.
My focus of YSL was entertainment - rap artists who wrote and performed music that exaggerated and "glorified" urban life in the Black community.
While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to make it perfectly clear that I have NOT made any statements, have NOT been interviewed, have NOT cooperated, have NOT agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case and have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way.
I have chosen to end my own RICO case with an Alford plea and end my personal ordeal by publicly acknowledging my association with YSL. An Alford plea in my case is the entry of a guilty plea to the one charge against me, which is in my best interest, while at the same time maintaining my innocence toward the same charge. I love and cherish my association with YSL music, and always will. I look at this as an opportunity to give back to my community and educate young men and women that "gangs" and violence only lead to destruction."
Gunna has been released just in time to potentially be in attendance at his 5th Annual "Gunna's Great Giveaway" on December 18th. At this event 1,000 families will receive a $100 gift card as well as a special gift from Gunna. Families can register for the event here.
The artist is known for his philanthropic efforts, even while behind bars. This past September, he hosted "Gunna Fest," which was organized to commemorate the city's second annual "Gunna Day” (Sept 16). The festival included various vendors, giveaways, rides, food trucks & activities at no cost to attendees.
Rapper Young Thug, whose legal name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams faces new charges include street racing, reckless driving, speeding, and more. He is still currently behind bars.