Jussie Smollett Declares Her Innocence in New Song ‘Thank You God…’ – Billboard

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Jussie Smollett released a new song “Thank You God…” on Friday, doubling down on his maintenance of his innocence after being sentenced to 150 days in prison for faking a hate crime in 2019.

Sharing a snippet of the track to his Instagram feed, the beleaguered star solemnly raps, “Just remember this ain’t that situation/ You think I’m dumb enough to kill my reputation?/ Just to look like a victim, like it’s something fun / You better watch someone else, you were wrong.

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According to his caption, Smollett will donate all proceeds from the song to various nonprofit charities, including The Rainbow PUSH Coalitionthe Illinois Innocence Project and Secure bag security.

The special one Empire The actor was also ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution as part of his sentence, although he was released from prison last month after serving just six days behind bars while his case progressed through the proceedings. call.

“Thank You God…” is the first song Smollett has released since his ordeal began in January 2019, when he reported that two men attacked him on a Chicago street, hanging a noose around his neck. neck while shouting racist and homophobic slurs. and declaring, “This is MAGA country.”

His only solo album, sum of my musicwas released in March 2018 and eventually peaked at #22 on BillboardHeatseekers album chart. Before that, Smollett landed three pieces of Empire on the Billboard Hot 100 throughout his four-year stint on the Fox musical drama as Jamal Lyon.

Check out “Thank God…” below.

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