Jussie Smollett dropped a new song three weeks after he was released from a Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, pending the appeal of his conviction following allegations of hate crime fraud.
The Empire star, 39, took to Instagram on Friday and posted a lyrical video of his new tune, Thank You God, where he is Touches his recent legal problems.
“Some people are looking for fame / Some people chase this influence / Just remember this… This is not this situation / Do you think I am stupid enough to kill my reputation?” He sings.
Musician: Jussie Smollett, 39, dropped a new song three weeks after he was released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, after he was convicted of a hate crime charge. Pictured March 10 at the sentencing hearing
“Just to look like a victim / As if it was a fun thing / You better look at someone else / You got the wrong victim,” he continues.
The actor notes that “100% of the profits” from the song will be donated to the Rainbow Push Alliance, the Illinois Innocence Project and Secure the Bag Safety.
The one-minute clip begins with a message that reads: “Command these thoughts the best way I know. I love you… – Josie.
Tackling his legal woes: The Empire star took to Instagram on Friday and posted a lyrical video of his new tune, Thank You God, in which he touches on his recent legal woes
Fame: “Some people are looking for fame / Some people are chasing that influence / Just remember this… This is not this situation / Do you think I’m stupid enough to kill my reputation?” he sings
Then he continues singing: “It’s as if they are so intent on not solving the crime / Getting rid of the race, trans, and gay elements that directly take lives / But turn around and act like I’m the one who killed the steps.
The star continues to sing, “Maybe we stick together/Maybe we read more/Instead of saying ‘He’s over me now’/You sure brother?”
Elsewhere in the song he talks about the betrayal of others. “Let me paraphrase that / Cuz the narrative they played / You’ve really gotten past why you feel betrayed.”
victim? “Just to look like a victim / As if it was a fun thing,” he continues
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They’ve had my people / Ideas go off the wall / That’s why from LD to Don I still love you / I know we’ll meet again / We talk like real men / Instead of sharing shade in rooms and up CNN.
Towards the end of the song he seems to have a positive outlook, talking about cloud payments.
He sings: “The thunder is loudly angry / I’m still pushing through the clouds / All I really wanted to do was make my people proud.”
Smollett finished the song by revealing his thoughts on fame, singing: “Fame isn’t real / It’s the way you make them feel / Celebrities are for birds / I’m not a man of steel.”
NEW PASSION: The one-minute clip begins with a message that reads: “Create these thoughts the best way I know. I love you… – Josie”
Charity: The representative states that “100% of profits will be donated” to the Rainbow Push Alliance, the Illinois Innocence Project and to secure the safety of the bag.
The actor was released from prison on March 16 pending his appeal, after being sentenced to five months in prison.
He was convicted of five counts of felony disorderly conduct after a jury found that he lied to police in January 2019, and has since claimed he was attacked by two white Trump supporters who are homophobic.
In fact, the two men were black brothers saying that Smollett paid them to do so in an effort to raise his speed.
Thoughts on fame: Towards the end of the song, Smollett reveals his thoughts on fame, singing: “Fame is not a real thing / It’s the way you make them feel”
For Birds: “Celebrities for Birds/I’m Not a Man of Steel,” adds
Ending: The song ends with the title “Thank You God” and Smollett’s signature
Smollett’s allegations unleashed a media frenzy when he filed a report with Chicago police on January 29, 2019.
Sympathy for the “violent” actor poured in from the entertainment industry and fans alike, and the police began hunting down his alleged attackers on a taxpayer dime.
Convicted in December 2021, he was sentenced last month and released after six days.
Legal problem: the actor was convicted of five counts of felony disorderly conduct in December 2021, sentenced to five months, and released after six days; In the photo, they are taken out of the courtroom after being sentenced