Gunna is back with his first new song since being released from jail last December and he is going off on everybody.
The Atlanta rapper “Bread & Butter” addresses the controversy that has surrounded his controversial plea agreement in the ongoing RICO case against Young Thug’s Young Slime Life (YSL) collective, which the prosecution claims is a violent street gang, in a song that was released on Friday (June 2).
Gunna responds to people who have called him a “snitch” for pleading his way out of the high-profile case and claims he was tricked into getting a plea agreement by attorneys and the Fulton County District Attorney over a sparse, speaker-knocking beat from Turbo, Omar Grand, and Cam Griffin.
“Fuck I pay the lawyers all those mills for?/ Just so I won’t have to say a word to dodge a railroad,” he raps, before maintaining he didn’t cooperate: “Never gave no statement or agreed to take no stand on ’em/ On whatever you n-ggas on, then trust me, I’ma stand on it/ Lawyers and the D.A. did some sneaky shit, I fell for it/ On my Ps and Qs because this time, I be prepared for it.”
The DS4Ever hitmaker also warns his haters that he can have them “hit” and seemingly pledges his allegiance to Young Thug, rapping: “Never fucked a n-gga, always stayed solid/ Kept it real with n-ggas, never lied and always stay honest/ Love my bro so much, I never change on ’em/ Hunna Wunna goin’ do the work, bring you the damn profits.”
Gunna appears to take aim at Lil Baby towards the end of his first verse, another Drip Harder partner, accusing him of switching up on him, and even accuses him of being in business with a snitch.
“Peepin’ shit, I’m seein’ n-ggas fall back/ You bitch-ass n-ggas got me as the topic of the chat/ You switched on me when you know you in business with a rat/ And the boy that’s like your brother, and nobody speak on that,” he spits.
“The city see it clearly if I had to state a fact/ You still fuck with a n-gga that done got yo’ partner wacked/ Had these n-ggas talkin’, only knew ’em ’cause of Slatt/ You rap boys need more streams, heard he put my name on wax.”
Gunna seems to be referencing to the recent accusations made against Quality Control Music co-founder Pierre “P” Thomas, the boss of Lil Baby’s label. Last month, alleged paperwork surfaced stating that Thomas had fed information to the police back in 2010 over the murder of a close friend.
The QC mogul vehemently denied the allegations. “I’m a [G.O.A.T.], don’t ever confuse me with a [rat],” he wrote in part on his Instagram Stories. “Now take that fraudulent incident report and stick it up y’all ass. I love my freedom so stop playing with it.”
Following Gunna’s plea agreement, a number of rappers, including Lil Baby, appeared to Gunna on Instagram.
As for the “you still fuck with a n-gga that done got yo’ partner wacked” line, rumors says Baby’s friend and collaborator Lil Marlo was killed by an affiliate of 21 Savage, who the 4PF rapper is on good terms with.
Lil Durk, a friend and part of the “What Happened to Virgil” song, may also be the target of Gunna’s vicious rhymes after the rapper seemed to bash him on an unreleased song and called him out for “telling” on Young Thug in a recent interview with Akademiks.
“You should’ve went in there and kept your mouth closed,” Durk said during the conversation. “If you a rat, I fucking hate you ’cause I love Thug.”
Just before Christmas, Gunna (real name Sergio Kitchens) accepted to a plea deal in the YSL RICO case and was subsequently freed from Fulton County Jail, where he had been detained for about seven months.
According to Cornell Law School, he entered an Alford plea, which is “a formal admission of guilt towards charges in criminal court while the defendant simultaneously expresses their innocence toward those same charges,” in which he pleaded guilt to a single racketeering conspiracy charge.
Due to a video showing Gunna confessing in court during his plea agreement that YSL is a gang, he has come under intense scrutiny. Legal experts claim that because of his plea and those of his other co-defendants, Young Thug will have an even harder time obtaining his release because prosecutors are trying to portray him as the crew’s ringleader.
Thugger is still imprisoned as he awaits his eight accusations, which include involvement in criminal street gang activities, conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and numerous drug and firearm violations.
Despite the harsh criticism, Gunna and his legal team repeatedly denied claims that he snitched on Thug and the other YSL defendants.
“While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to make it perfectly clear that I have NOT made any statements, have NOT been interviewed, have NOT cooperated, have NOT agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case and have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way,” the rapper said in a statement following his release from jail.