Kodak Black’s lawyer has broken down the difference between Gunna and 6ix9ine’s respective plea deal, reaffirming the idea that the YSL rapper hasn’t technically snitched in the way that his rainbow-haired rap peer did.
Bradford Cohen took to Instagram this week to issue a detailed response to the slew of questions he’s been receiving in the wake of Gunna’s recent Alford plea, which found him pleading guilty to one racketeering conspiracy charge in the YSL RICO case to secure his release from jail.
The DS4Ever rapper is one of several YSL members who have taken plea deals, which experts believe only strengthens the prosecution’s case against Young Thug, who they allege is the leader of the “criminal street gang.”
As for 6ix9ine, he notoriously cooperated with federal authorities back in 2020 to convict numerous members of New York’s Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Despite apologizing for his “snitching” ways, the “Gummo” rapper has adamantly stood by his decision to testify against his co-defendants.
“I have been getting an enormous amount of DMs asking my opinion on Gunna vs 69 comparison,” Cohen wrote. “It’s interesting, but in my opinion different scenarios. First I don’t judge what a Def does in their own interest. That’s their business. You can decide if you FW them or not and that’s your decision. Some people believe any snitching is snitching.”
He continued: “In Gunna’s case his plea only effects the defense of [Young Thug] if he was to blame Gunna for drugs in the car. Other than that the statement doesn’t come into a trial. Now vs. 69. That was full on testifying against co def and against others in the industry. Again, not saying what’s right or wrong, but there is a distinct difference in the 2 situations. What do you think…is any snitching snitching?”
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Some people seem to think there is little difference between Gunna and 6ix9ine’s situations, including the latter’s manager Wack 100, who earlier this week previewed a new track by his artist Yung Magnificent and said the hook (“Told the truth on the stand, he ain’t lie on time”) was inspired by Gunna’s recent plea.
Lil Durk also seems to have been inspired to write some new rhymes in the wake of Gunna’s actions. On Monday (January 16), the Chicago native previewed a new song on social media with lyrics that seemed to target the Drip Season hitmaker directly.
“What happened to Virgil? He probably gon’ tell/ I let him go because Timo ain’t selling/ Thank 7 and Booka, I’m bragging on Melvin/ When lil boo and them mad, it ain’t nothing you can tell them/ I can tell you what I did for the streets/ You got the paperwork, did it and reached/ I got on Clubhouse and got in the beef,” Durk rapped on the track.
Gunna previously worked with Durk on the song “What Happened to Virgil?” off the latter’s 7220 album, which paid tribute to the late Louis Vuitton and OFF-WHITE designer.
Meek Mill and Lil Baby added to Gunna’s post-jail by appearing to unfollow the rapper on Instagram as a result of his plea deal. A search for Gunna’s name in Meek and Baby’s respective followers list now comes up empty, as spotted by eagle-eyed fans.
While the blowback has been intense, Gunna has insisted that he didn’t snitch on anyone.
“While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to make it perfectly 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,” he said in a statement following his release from jail.