Jussie Smollett continues to maintain his innocence after recently being found guilty of a felony, due to disorderly conduct for staging a hate crime back in December where he lied to police about being the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.
Smollett is now pleading his case with a six-minute newly released song titled, “Thank You God” that includes lyrics seemingly addressing his criminal case.
In March 2022, Smollett was sentenced to 150 days in county jail as well as two and a half years on probation. In addition to that, he was also fined $25,000 and ordered to pay the city of Chicago over $120,000.
After receiving his sentence, Smollett continued to declare his innocence as he was escorted out of the courtroom, and emphasized that he did not need to be placed on suicide watch.
All of the money made from the streams and downloads of the song will go to charitable causes such as the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Illinois Innocence Project and Secure the Bag Safety, an organization aimed at helping minority and trans individuals with needed resources.