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Jussie Smollett has launched a defiant new music opposing the end result of his Chicago trial, throughout which he was convicted on costs of staging a hate crime and sentenced to 150 days in jail.
On Friday, the previous “Empire” star shared a lyric video for “Thank You God” by way of Instagram and introduced that every one income from the tune will probably be donated to organizations uplifting Black, LGBTQ+ and wrongfully incarcerated individuals. Beneficiaries of the discharge embrace the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Safe the Bag Security and the Illinois Innocence Mission.
“Channeling these ideas one of the simplest ways I understand how,” a title card reads on the prime of the video. “Love you … Jussie.”
All through the almost 1-minute, 40-second monitor, Smollett displays on the discourse surrounding his trial and rejects the accusation that he pretended to be the sufferer of a racist, homophobic assault for “fame” or “clout.”
“It’s like they’re hell bent on not fixing the crime / taking out the weather of race and trans and homophobia / That’s straight taking lives / However flip round and act like I’m the one which killed the strides,” the performer raps.
“Some individuals trying to find fame / Some individuals chasing that clout / Simply bear in mind this / This ain’t that state of affairs / You assume I’m silly sufficient to kill my status? / Simply merely to appear to be a sufferer / Prefer it’s one thing enjoyable / Y’all higher take a look at another person / You bought the unsuitable one.”
Within the wake of his controversial sentencing, a few of Smollett’s fellow entertainers posted #FreeJussie on social media in his protection. Among the many Hollywood luminaries in Smollett’s nook are “Pose” star Indya Moore and “Empire” alum Taraji P. Henson, who performed his mom on the hit musical drama.
Smollett’s youthful sister, Jurnee — recognized for her work in HBO’s “Lovecraft Nation” — maintained his innocence by way of Instagram whereas insisting, “you don’t should consider in his innocence to consider he needs to be free.”
“I wanna thank y’all / I do know I nonetheless obtained you / This for the individuals who saved it actual / Who saved it true,” Smollett continues rapping in his newest music.
“All I’ve ever actually wished to do / Was make my individuals proud / Fame is nothing actual / It’s the way you make them really feel / Celeb is for the birds / I ain’t no man of metal / Thanks God.”