Just weeks after being released from jail, controversial actor Jussie Smollett dropped a new song last week rapping about his court case and injustice in the system.
In 2019, the former “Empire” star told police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault. Prosecutors said Smollett planned the attack on himself and paid the men to stage the attack, which he denies.
Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in jail and 30 months of probation for filing the false report. He was released after six days in jail when his lawyer appealed his conviction.
In Smollett’s song, called ” Thank You God,” he asks listeners if they think he’s stupid enough to kill his reputation:
“Some people searching for fame / Some people chasing that clout / Just remember this … this ain’t that situation / You think I’m stupid enough to kill my reputation? / Just simply to look like a victim, like it’s something fun? / Y’all better look at someone else, you got the wrong one.”
Listen to the song here.
On Instagram, Smollett posted that 100% of the song’s profits will be donated to Rainbow Push Coalition, the Illinois Innocence Project and Secure the Bag Safety.