Prior to his recent arrest as part of Atlanta's RICO sweep of YSL Records, Gunna's career was at an all-time high. His album DS4EVER debuted at No. 1, beating out The Weeknd's Dawn FM, thanks to the massive success of its single "Pushin P." "Banking On Me," another DS4EVER song, has become a popular song on TikTok, and prior to his incarceration, Gunna directed a music video for the song. It's a celebration of wealth and love with at least a half-dozen women, and you can watch it above.
Gunna is charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the RICO Act and surrendered himself to police on May 11. His recent request for bond was denied, and he will face trial in January 2023. Authorities have charged 28 members of YSL as part of a 56-count RICO Act violation which claims that the label is a "criminal street gang." YSL founder Young Thug was also charged; like Gunna, he has pled not guilty and was denied bond.
On Tuesday, Gunna shared an open letter from jail denying the charges and painting them as an attack on Black music. "My art is not allowed to stand alone as entertainment," Gunna wrote. "I'm not allowed that freedom as a Black Man in America.