In the self-directed music video for her single “Banking on Me,” Gunna shares some sage advice. “When you start meeting someone for the first time and you start liking them and shit – the vibe is good – but you want it to last, you want to flaunt it,” he tells a woman sitting in his passenger seat. “I like when I get out of town because it gives us some time to get back to you. I miss you.
But as the video reveals, distance doesn’t necessarily make the heart grow fonder – at least not when Gunna has a situation in every town. Throughout the clip, the rapper bonds with different women during stops in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami, and Atlanta.
He’s outspoken about it, at least in music, rapping, “Young single, we love to play.”
The ‘Banking on Me’ visual comes a day after Gunna – real name Sergio Kitchens – shared a public statement from prison declaring her innocence after being charged with conspiracy to violate the RICO Act.
“Right now, I don’t have my freedom. But I’m innocent,” he wrote. “I’m falsely accused and I’ll never stop fighting to clear my name! My image of myself is ugly and fake. My fans know that i love to celebrate life, i love my family, i love travel, i love music, i love my fans.I have every faith that God will give me justice for the purity of my heart and the innocence of my actions.
Kitchens was one of 28 people, including Young Thug, charged with conspiring to violate RICO law in a massive indictment targeting those associated with the alleged Young Slime Life gang. Kitchens pleaded not guilty to a charge of violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law. At a recent hearing, a judge denied Kitchens bail after prosecutors successfully argued he held a “command position” at YSL. His trial is currently scheduled to begin on January 9, 2023.