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Gunna released from jail, Yung Thug to face trial

Rapper Gunna has been let out of prison in the US after agreeing to plead guilty to a felony tied to a gang.

According to his lawyer, Gunna maintains his innocence despite pleading guilty.

BBC reports that the 29-year-old, real name Sergio Kitchens, was among 28 people linked to Atlanta record label YSL arrested in May.

The 29-year-old, who goes by Sergio Kitchens, was one of 28 persons associated with the Atlanta record label YSL who were detained in May, BBC reports.

They include fellow rapper Young Thug, who is set to face trial next month accused of criminal gang activity.

In a statement released through defence attorney Steve Sadow, Gunna says he took an Alford plea.

Under US law, defendants can enter a guilty plea to avoid a trial – where they face much harsher sentences – even if they don’t admit the crime they’re accused of.

Gunna, who had been held in an Atlanta jail, says he has not co-operated with prosecutors or made statements against anyone else named in the case against him.

“[I] have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way,” he says.

Federal prosecutors in the US have accused YSL – Young Stoner Life – Records of being a front for organised crime.

They claim the label, founded by Young Thug, is responsible for “75 to 80% of violent crime” in Atlanta, where it’s based.

Writing by Muzha Kucha