On Tuesday evening (November 22), the Atlanta native took to his Insta Stories with a hopeful message. “God Is Good,” he wrote simply on a plain black background.
Many fans connected Gunna’s hopeful statement with his legal case and are hoping there are more positive developments to come.
He’s still awaiting word on a fourth motion for bond after having the first three attempts denied by Judge Ural Glanville.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) November 23, 2022
In previous bond attempts, the prosecution has pressed Judge Glanville about the risk of releasing Gunna which they believe could potentially put witnesses in danger due to tampering.
“The other challenge that our imperfect system hasn’t figured out a way to deal with other than reconsidering the issue of bond and changing circumstances of bond is [to] acknowledge for proof that may or may not come to trial, but the state brings that burden at this point in time,” he explained.
“And it’s not a perfect system in the sense that we won’t know until that point in time whether or not many of these statements that have been preferred by the state will come to pass. But at this point in time, I don’t find any change in circumstances that would allow me or move me [to] changing my decision as to bond.”
Young Thug and Gunna, who were arrested on racketeering charges in May as part of a 56-count indictment against their YSL collective, appeared in court via video for a pre-trial hearing in Fulton County, Georgia last week. New photos of the incarcerated rhymers surfaced on social media from the courtroom.
During the hearing, Judge Ural Glanville set the January 9 , 2023 trial date after denying the prosecution’s motion to delay proceedings until March, per 11Alive. “The biggest driver that I see is that I’ve no-bonded most all the people in this trial, and they deserve to have a right to go to trial,” the judge stated.
Gunna and Thugger have also earned a 2023 Grammy Award nomination in the Best Rap Performance category for “Pushin P” featuring Future.