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Jussie Smollett shares a song after his release from prison


“Just remember this…it’s not that situation / You think I’m dumb enough to kill my reputation?” / Just to look like a victim, like it’s something fun? He raps. “You better watch someone else, you were wrong.”

While Smollett shouted “to the people who kept it real, who kept it real”, he also rallied around others who might not have sided with him, sharing this with ” the narrative they played out / I’m really beyond the reason why y’all felt betrayed.”

“They had my own people, crazy thoughts / That’s why from LD to Don, I still got love for y’all,” he raps. “I know we’ll meet again / Speak like real men instead of sharing shade in bedrooms and on CNN.”

The artist adds in the track that “all I ever wanted to do was make my people proud”.

In the caption of the video, Smollett revealed that “100% of proceeds” from the song will be donated to The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Illinois Innocence Project and Secure The Bag Safety. “With Love…”, he wrote, before adding the hashtag #ThankYouGod.

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