Jussie Smollett, the hate crime prankster and disgraced actor, released a new song called “Thank You God” on Friday after his release from prison.
Smollett shared the song on his Instagram account, along with a caption informing his followers that “100% of proceeds will be donated” to Rainbow PUSH, Illinois Innocence Project and Secure The Bag Safety.
While Smollett’s Instagram bio currently says his account is run by his family, the hate crime prank could have posted the content as well, as he was released from jail last month on bail pending his sentencing appeal.
In his song, the old Empire The star continues to maintain her innocence after being found guilty of lying to police after orchestrating a racist and homophobic attack on herself, singing: “It’s like they’re determined not to solve the crime.”
“Take out the elements of race, trans and homophobia that directly take lives, but turn around and act like I’m the one who killed the strides,” Smollett continues in his song.
“Some people looking for fame, some people looking for that influence, just remember this – this isn’t this situation, you think I’m dumb enough to kill my reputation,” Smollett sings . “Just to look like a victim, like it’s something fun, you better watch someone else, you were wrong.”
On March 10, Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in Cook County jail, 30 months probation, to pay restitution of $120,106 and a $25,000 fine.
While sent to prison, the former Empire the actor repeatedly shouted, “I’m not suicidal and I’m innocent!” with his raised fist in his hair. Then on March 16, the actor was released after a court gave his consent, pending an appeal.
Wild moment: After being sentenced to 150 days in prison, Jussie Smollett claims his innocence and repeats that he is not suicidal.
“I’m not suicidal. I’m innocent and I’m not suicidal…if anything happens to me when I go in there, I didn’t do it to myself.” pic.twitter.com/AnDsLcINKL
— The recount (@therecount) March 11, 2022
In January 2019, Smollett claimed he was physically assaulted by two men wearing red hats who put a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him and shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him, before finally shout: “This is MAGA country!” — referencing former President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.
During Smollett’s trial, prosecutors showed how he went to extraordinary lengths to stage the attack on himself, and how he hired and paid Nigerian brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo $3,500 to carry out the attack .
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