Jussie Smollett Proclaims Innocence In New Song
Jussie Smollett has just released a new song about his court saga just three weeks after being released from jail. Jussie Smollett proclaims his innocence once again on the new song.
The title of the track is “Thank You God” and in it, he reiterates his stance that he is innocent of his hoax charges. Charges were brought about when it was discovered that he lied to the Chicago police in 2019 about being beaten up by two white attackers that ended up being two black men hired by Jussie himself to make it look like a hate crime.
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The 39-year-old actor and singer who rose to fame with the hit tv series “Empire”, was initially sentenced to five months in prison for being found guilty of five counts of felony disorderly conduct in December 2021, but was released on March 16th 2022, six days after checking into Cook County Jail, Chicago. Jussie’s release came after posting bond as he waits for the appeal of his conviction.
His new song was released via his Instagram page and he stated that 100% of the profit will go towards the Rainbow push coalition, the Illinois innocence project & STB(secure the bag) safety, all of which are charitable organizations.
A lyric video was posted along with it to further pass his message to his 4.4 million followers and it goes:
“It’s like they’re hell-bent on not solving the crime / Taking out the elements of race and trans and homophobia that’s straight taking lives / But turn around and act like I’m the one that killed the strides / Maybe we stick together”
The former child actor goes on to deny his guilty verdict as he sings:
“Some people searching for fame / Some people chasing that clout / Just remember this, this ain’t that situation / You think I’m stupid enough to kill my reputation?”
He seemingly hails his “Empire” Producer Lee Daniels and CNN host, Don Lemon when he sang:
“They had my own people, thoughts going off the wall / That’s why from L.D. to Don, I still got love for y’all / I know we’ll meet again / talk like real men / Instead of sharing shade in rooms and up on CNN”
As expected, social media reactions were swift after the release of the song:
Please 😭 why did Jussie Smollett make a song???
— 🦋 (@F_ckTee) April 8, 2022
That Jussie smollett song is GOLD
— skatecabbage (@skatecabbage) April 8, 2022
True story: Jussie Smollet just released a song proclaiming his innocence. I assume it’s streaming on LIE-tunes.
— Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla) April 9, 2022
The whole Jussie smollett situation is hilarious to me. And now he releases a song about it. He is fighting himself lol
— Crazyorloco (@crazyorloco) April 9, 2022
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