Gunna is sitting in a cell at Fulton County Jail in his hometown of Atlanta awaiting trial on one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). The WUNNA rapper was denied bond once again last week much to the disappointment of his legal team and will be forced to remain behind bars until at least January 2023.
Over the weekend, a new photo of Gunna in jail began making the rounds on social media. The 29-year-old looks solemn and noticeably thinner, which raised concerns from his fans. “Omg are they starving him?” one person asked, while another said, “Man stressed out. He done lost a good 20 pounds!”
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Gunna was arrested in May as part of a 56-count indictment by Fulton County prosecutors. He, Young Thug and 26 others stand accused of running a “criminal” enterprise called Young Slime Life (YSL). Alleged crimes include murder, armed robbery, conspiracy and participation in criminal street gang activity.
But Gunna is having trouble in jail as well. According to WSB-TV, prosecutors claimed a nurse was caught attempting to smuggle a bag containing marijuana and cocaine into the jail, supposedly intended for Gunna. Once she was confronted, the woman dropped the bag and took off.
Gunna’s attorney Steve Sadow completely denied the accusations with, “None of the allegations made today, these so-called new allegations, are accurate.” Sadow also said Gunna’s parents are beginning to fear the worst, saying, “All they’re looking for is their son to get a fair shake, and they don’t think that’s happening so far.”
Gunna has maintained his innocence since his arrest. On June 14, he penned an open letter that read in part, “2022 has been one of the best years of my life, despite this difficult situation. This year I had the whole world pushing P. Growing up from where I come from in a marginalized neighborhood, I never dreamt my art would change my life and the lives of my loved ones.
“My entire life, I’ve seen Black Men, Black Women and Black Children constantly attacked, hated, murdered, berated, belittled, silenced, judged, used and held captive […] For now, I don’t have my freedom. But I am innocent. I am being falsely accused and will never stop fighting to clear my name!
He concluded, “The picture being painted of me is ugly and untrue. My fans know I love to celebrate life, I love my family, I love travel, I love music, I love my fans. I have all faith that God will grant me justice for the purity in my heart and the innocence of my actions.”