Gunna has resurfaced after going incognito since he was released from Fulton County Jail in December.
In his first social media post as a partially free man, the ‘Pushin P’ rapper reaffirmed his allegiance to YSL, while advocating for Young Thug’s freedom.
“N-ggas acting like they switching to a side But it’s only one side. #YslTheLabel #FreeThug&Yak GUNNA BACK!!!,” he wrote on Instagram.
The 29-year-old has been under social media scrutiny since taking a plea deal last month in the ongoing RICO case against Young Thug and YSL. Gunna received a five-year sentence with four suspended after pleading guilty to charges of racketeering and conspiracy. The Georgia native, who had been locked up since mid-May will be subject to various conditions, including 500 hours community service.
Though he has maintained he only copped an Alford plea deal, and has “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.” Social media detectives and internet lawyers argue he ratted his way to freedom.
During his court hearing, Gunna distanced himself from “YSL the gang” and swore to have personal knowledge that members or associates of YSL have committed crimes in furtherance of the gong.
“I recognize, accept and deeply regret that my talent and music indirectly furthered YSL the gang to the detriment of my community. YSL as a gang must end,” the rapper’s statement in court said.
Gunna also attested in the plea deal that he was in a car with Young Thug when officers pulled them over and found hydrocodone, methamphetamine and a firearm inside.
Young Thug faces life, in a trial that is projected to last six to eight months.