Gunna’s music appears to be getting some serious support from prison inmates despite allegations he snitched on his YSL contemporaries in the label’s ongoing RICO case.
Gunna (real name Sergio Kitchens) was released from jail in December after pleading guilty to a sole racketeering conspiracy charge.
He was sentenced to five years with one year served due to the time he spent behind bars after being arrested in May last year as part of the sweeping indictment against YSL, which prosecutors allege is a “criminal street gang.”
The DS4Ever rapper has faced an onslaught of snitching allegations since pleading out, but has insisted from day one that he didn’t snitch on anyone. It seems some incarcerated inmates might agree with the YSL signee’s claim, as a video shows a few of them vibing to Gunna’s latest song “bread & butter.”
The video, which features a few inmates watching Gunna’s music video for the track on the mess hall TV, was shared by the Instagram account @free_eman, whose owner appears to be currently incarcerated at an Atlanta prison.
“They got that bread and butter on the TV man,” Eman says in the clip shared to his Instagram Stories.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) June 13, 2023
The warm reception to the new track is surprising considering its lukewarm response since it dropped on June 2. An Atlanta club was brought entirely to a standstill last weekend after the DJ decided to spin a few of Gunna’s signature tunes, with many attendees seen on video not even nodding their heads along.
To make matters worse, it was reported by the verified Twitter account “YSL RICO updates” that both Gunna and Young Thug have allegedly been added to the prosecution’s witness list in a separate RICO case involving the YFN (Young Fly N-gga) collective, who are associates of Thugga‘s. The witness list, however, has not been independently verified by prosecutors.
Regardless, it hasn’t stopped flocks of rappers from criticizing Gunna for being a rat. The latest accuser is none other than Bandman Kevo, who took to his Instagram stories earlier this month to promote the release of the video for “Alone,” which is his new single with the Atlanta-based rapper.
He said that the official visuals would be dropping next week, but instead of showing a picture of the two rappers together, BandMan Kevo put a rat face emoji over Gunna’s face, sending the message that to him, he’s a “rat.”
Boosie Badazz has also weighed in on Gunna’s situation, stating that he would never collaborate with the Atlanta rapper — even if he was offered $1billion to do it.