Jussie Smollett’s “Thank You God”: Stream the New Track
Jussie Smollett has solely been out of jail for a few weeks, however he’s losing no time making an attempt to reclaim his character. On Friday, the Empire actor shared a brand new single known as “Thank You God,” a shiny R&B quantity that references the December court docket case that discovered him responsible of staging a hate crime and mendacity about it to Chicago police.
Dedicating the tune to “the individuals who saved it actual,” Smollett stated he’s donating all income from “Thank You God” to social justice organizations Rainbow Push Coalition, Safe the Bag Security, and Illinois Innocence Undertaking. The monitor’s lyrics definitely don’t shrink back from alluding to his 2019 arrest, the place he filed a pretend police report after orchestrating a racist and homophobic assault towards himself.
“It’s like they’re hell-bent on not fixing the crime/ Taking out the weather of race and trans and homophobia that’s straight taking lives/ However flip round and act like I’m the one which killed the strides,” he murmurs in a verse. Later, he continues: “I can’t be mad/ Take my ego out/ Some individuals trying to find fame / Some individuals chasing that clout / Simply keep in mind this, this ain’t that state of affairs / You assume I’m silly sufficient to kill my popularity?”
Although Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail and 30 months probation on March tenth, an appellate court docket agreed to place it on maintain, permitting him to be launched on bond just some days later. And since he’s been booted off the Empire forged, Smollett may have extra time to deal with making music — for higher or for worse. Hearken to “Thank You God” under.
In case you want the refresher: Again in January 2019, Smollett instructed Chicago police that two white males in ski masks approached him on the road, attacked him with a rope and bleach, and hollered racist and homophobic slurs at him. After investigating the incident as a hate crime, police recognized the boys in query as Nigerian brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, who had appeared as extras on Empire. The Osundairos admitted that Smollett paid them $3,500 to hold out the feigned assault as a publicity stunt, which prosecutors corroborated.
Jussie Smollett has solely been out of jail for a few weeks, however he’s losing no time making an attempt to reclaim his character. On Friday, the Empire actor shared a brand new single known as “Thank You God,” a shiny R&B quantity that references the December court docket case that discovered him responsible of staging…