Jussie Smollett Drops New Song Declaring His Innocence Weeks After Leaving Jail.
Jussie Smollett chastised cops and prosecutors in a song published Friday and declared his innocence. Three weeks after he was released from a Chicago jail, Jussie Smollett has released a new song.
Smollett was accused of paying two men to dress up homophobic and racism claims. He has released a nearly six-minute gospel-influenced R&B song called “Thank You God…” on streaming sites.
Following a choir’s rendition of “thank you God for revealing my enemies,” Jussie Smollett delivers a spoken-word verse. In the verse, he criticized the press and law enforcement for allegedly wrongly accusing him of the 2019 hoax.
Jussie Smollett On False Accusation
“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,” the black and gay actor steadily raps over a sparse beat.
Profits From Smollett’s Song Will Be Donated
Any revenues from Smollet’s musical proclamation of innocence will be donated to the Rainbow Push Coalition, STB Safety, and the Illinois Innocence Project, according to the artist’s Instagram, which is presently maintained by his family, according to the bio.
On Spotify early Saturday morning, the sob song had fewer than 5,000 listens.
Smollett is currently free on $150,000 bond, and his lawyers claim that his trial was “unconstitutional” because Chicago officials dropped all charges against him before a special prosecutor took over the case in the wake of significant outcry from politicians.
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