After pleading guilty to a RICO conspiracy charge in the Young Slime Life RICO case, the Atlanta rapper was released from jail.
On Wednesday (Dec. 14), the "pushing P" hitmaker negotiated an Alford plea because it was in his best interests while maintaining his innocence on the same accusation. Gunna was sentenced to five years in prison, with one year suspended for time already spent. The remaining four years of his sentence have been suspended, and he must perform 500 hours of community service.
Gunna stated in a speech that he did not consider YSL to be a gang when his rap career took off in 2016. He was mainly concerned with the brand's entertaining features.
"While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to be absolutely 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,"
The rapper also said in the statement: He added, “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.”