Young Thug and Gunna have freed 30 minor-offences prisoners on bail. The detainees were able to reunite with their families this weekend. Last Friday afternoon, the two Atlanta rappers hit the road for Fulton Jail, located in Missouri, United States. Their goal was to release non-violent prisoners by paying their bail.
On Sunday, the two rappers, prisoners and families gathered in a park for a barbecue. The former detainees also learned that they will all appear in the music video for Young Thug and Gunna’s “Pay The Fine”, which was released today.
This act of generosity comes two months after a striking report on the living conditions of this American prison. An Atlanta city councillor said the conditions of detention were among the worst he had ever seen. A devastating observation that Young Thug and Gunna wanted to fight against, alongside others like Meek Mill and even Kim Kardashian, who are committed to this cause.
In the United States, many penitentiaries are overcrowded. Fulton Prison is no exception. Some prisoners do not even have cells and sleep in the common areas.
Young Thug also wanted to express his anger at people locked up for petty crimes, and whose deposits set at exorbitant prices, prevent them from regaining their freedom.
The two rappers, whose album Slime Language 2 is currently No. 1 in the United States, do not want to stop there. They hope they can start over quickly and influence other artists.
“We just woke up and went to the jail with the lawyer and you know DAs and the prosecutors, you know, the bonding companies and just got as many people as we can out. It feels so good to the point where you start feeling that’s why God put me here. He put me here to do this”, announced Young Thug.
You can watch the “Pay the Fine” video right here: