Kitchens was one of more than two dozen persons charged in an 88-page indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, last month. Young Thug — real name Jeffery Williams — was also indicted. He’s suspected of forming Young Slime Life, a violent street gang that’s known as YSL and is linked to the national Bloods gang, according to authorities.
Kitchens, who is affiliated to Williams’ Young Stoner Life label, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for the second time this year with “DS4Ever.”
Kitchens writes in his statement that he hails from a “marginalized community” and that his art has changed his life and the lives of his loved ones.
“I used my art form, my gift from God, to change my circumstances,” the statement says.
He added: “Nothing will stop me from chasing my dreams, I won’t stop being a good person, even if some unnamed and unknown accusers want the world to see me as a bad person.”