Rapper Gunna has broken his silence for the first time since being behind bars.

The YSL rapper has released a lengthy statement via his Instagram page with regards to his arrest last month.

2022 has been the best year of my life, despite this difficult situation, This year I had the whole world pushing P. Growing up where I come from in a marginalized neighborhood, I never dreamed my art would change my life and the lives of my loved ones”. The post continued, “I used my art form, my gift from God, to change my circumstance”. Before ending he went on to declare his innocence, “For now, I don’t have my freedom. But I am innocent. I am being falsely accused and will never stop fighting to clear my name!”

Gunna was denied bond and charged with a single count of conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, his trial date has been set for Jan. 9, 2023.