Gunna speaks out after his album "WUNNA" goes #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
With all of the protests that took place this weekend and will surely continue to impact the country all week, Gunna is having a hard time celebrating one of the most momentous times in his career. Normally, a #1 album would be enough reason to celebrate. After all, many artists dream of achieving something like this in their careers but, right now, it all seems so arbitrary.
There are much more important things affecting us in the world right now, putting music and the arts in the background for the time being. We all need to remain fearless in our fight for equality following the preventable death of George Floyd. Gunna knows that and he's speaking out about it on his social pages.
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"It’s hard celebrating a #1 album when the world is Hurting," wrote the Atlanta star on Twitter. Some people called on him to make more of a direct impact on the fight against racial injustice, asking him to donate funds and step out to support the people protesting. Others were glad that he even addressed the topic at all.
With 111,000 equivalent album units moved for WUNNA, the album becomes his first-ever project to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. Congratulations to him.