Jussie Smollett dropped a new song three weeks after he was released from Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, awaiting a conviction for allegedly committing a hate crime.
The 39-year-old Empire star took to Instagram on Friday and posted a video with lyrics on his new song, Thank You God, where he touches on its recent legal issues.
“Some people are looking for fame / Some people are following that influence / Just remember that … isn’t that so / Do you think I’m stupid enough to kill my reputation?” he sings.
Musician: Jussie Smollett, 39, dropped a new song three weeks after he was released from Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, after being convicted of committing a hate crime; Photographed on March 10 at his sentencing hearing
“Just look like a victim / Like it’s fun / You better look at someone else / You got it wrong,” he continued.
The actor notes that “100% of the profits” from the song will be donated to the Rainbow Push Coalition, the Illinois Innocence Project and Secure the Bag Safety.
The one-minute clip begins with a message that says, “Channel these thoughts in the best way I know how. I love you … – JUSSIE. ‘
Fixing his legal issues: The Empire star took to Instagram on Friday and posted a video with lyrics on his new song, Thank God, where he addresses his recent legal issues.
Reputation: “Some people looking for fame / Some people following that influence / Just remember this … isn’t that the situation / Do you think I’m stupid enough to kill my reputation?” he sings
Then he continues to sing: “They seem determined not to solve the crime / Elimination of the elements of race, trans and homophobia, which means taking life directly / But turn around and act as if I were the one who killed. steps. ‘
The star continues, singing, “Maybe we’ll stay together / Maybe we’ll read more / Instead of saying ‘It’s above me now’
Elsewhere in the song he talks about betraying others. “Let me rephrase this / Because of the narrative they played / I’m really exaggerating why you felt betrayed.”
A victim? “Just look like a victim / like it’s fun,” he said
The wrong one: “You’d better look at someone else / You got it wrong,” says the artist
“They had my own people / Thoughts moving away from the wall / That’s why, from LD to Don, I still have love for all of you / I know we’ll meet again / I speak like real men / Instead of sharing the shadow in cameras and above CNN.
Towards the end of the song, he seems to have a positive outlook, talking about pushing through the clouds.
“The thunder is really crazy / I’m still pushing myself through the clouds / All I really wanted to do was make my people proud,” he sings.
Smollett ends the song by revealing his thoughts on fame, singing, “Fame is nothing real / That’s how you make them feel / Celebrity is for birds / I’m not a man of steel.”
The new passion: the one-minute clip begins with a message that says, “Channel these thoughts in the best way I know how. I love you … – JUSSIE ‘
Charity: The actor notes that “100% of the profits will be donated” to the Rainbow Push Coalition, Illinois Innocence Project and Secure the Bag Safety
The actor was released from prison on March 16, awaiting appeal, after being sentenced to five months in prison.
He was convicted of five counts of disorderly conduct after a jury found him lying to police in January 2019 and has since repeatedly claimed to have been attacked by two white and homophobic supporters of Trump.
In reality, the men were two brothers of color who say that Smollett paid them to carry it out, in an attempt to raise his speed profile.
Thoughts on Fame: Towards the end of the song, Smollett reveals his thoughts on fame, singing: “Fame is nothing real / It’s how you make them feel”
For birds: “Celebrity is for birds / I’m not a man of steel,” he adds
End: The song ends with the title, Thank God and Smollett’s signature
Smollett’s allegations sparked a media frenzy when he reported to the Chicago police on January 29, 2019.
Sympathy for the “beaten” actor came from the entertainment industry and fans alike, and police launched a manhunt for his alleged attackers on taxpayers’ money.
He was convicted in December 2021, convicted last month and released six days later.
Legal issues: the plaintiff was convicted of five counts of disorderly conduct in December 2021, sentenced to five months and released six days later; The image was taken out of the courtroom after he was convicted