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Jussie Smollett reprimanded police and prosecutors, declaring his innocence in a song released Friday — three weeks after he jumped out of a Chicago jail while his lawyers appealed his conviction for mounting a hate crime.
Smollett, who was found to have paid two men to pose as racist and homophobic Donald Trump supporters and attack him with a noose and bleach, released a nearly six-minute gospel-influenced R&B track called “Thank You.” God…” on streaming platforms.
After a chorus sings “Thank you God for showing me my enemies,” the 39-year-old disgraced actor lays down a spoken word verse deriding the press and law enforcement for allegedly falsely accusing him of the 2019 stunt.
“It’s like they’re determined not to solve the crime / Take out the elements of race and trans and homophobia that take lives right out of the box / But turn around and pretend I’m the one who killed the steps,” the black and gay actor raps slowly over a thin rhythm, while a seemingly automatically tuned singer harmonizes his denials.
“I can’t be mad / Take my ego out / Some people seek fame / Some people hunt for that influence / Remember this, this ain’t that situation / Think I’m stupid enough to destroy my reputation? Smollett goes further.
“Just just look like a victim like it’s fun / You better look at someone else, you got the wrong one.”
The former “Empire” star, who prosecutors say orchestrated the crime to increase his public fame, then follows a stanza reprimanding his disgrace.
“All I ever wanted to do was make my people proud / Fame is nothing real, it’s how you make them feel / Fame is for the birds, I’m not a man of steel,” he rhymes as the tune gives way to a extended chorus followed by an exaggerated outro.
All profits from Smollet’s musical declaration of innocence will be donated to the Rainbow Push Coalition, STB Safety and the Illinois Innocence Project, the artist said on his Instagram, which according to the bio is currently run by his family.
The sob song was less than 5,000 listens early Saturday morning on Spotify.
Smollett is currently free on $150,000 bail, with lawyers claiming his trial was “unconstitutional” because Chicago officials dropped all charges against him before a special prosecutor took over the case amid widespread outrage from lawmakers.