Just days after being released from prison, Atlanta rapper Gunna had planned to give away $100,000 in gift cards at a nearby Walmart. A report from Saturday by South Fulton PD asserts that Walmart has canceled the event.
In a statement shared on Facebook, the department claimed that before Sunday’s event, which Walmart canceled, it had been coordinating with the retailer to address security concerns. All other queries should be directed to the company, according to a department spokesman.
Hundreds of local families were expected to attend the Sunday event at the South Fulton store on Old National Highway. Approximately 1 thousand families who registered in advance were supposed to each receive a $100 gift card.
Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, was freed from prison on Wednesday night after entering a plea agreement in the extensive gang case against fellow rapper Young Thug and other purported YSL associates. Gunna admitted guilt to a single RICO charge.
According to the Fulton County indictment, Young Slime Life is a violent street gang that has been largely to blame for recent mayhem and violence in Atlanta. There were 28 people charged in the case, including Gunna and Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams.
As we previously reported, for “Gunna’s Great Giveaway,” which would have been held in his hometown for the fifth consecutive year, the musician had partnered with the hunger relief organization Goodr.
After Walmart’s cancellation, a representative from the Goodr organization that Gunna was working with issued a statement to AllHipHop.
“Goodr was saddened to learn of Walmart’s decision to cancel the 5th Annual Gunna’s Great Giveaway event today. Gunna and the entire Goodr team were looking forward to brightening the holidays of the 1,000 families that registered. We are aware of how much the promised gifts meant to those families and we are collectively working to find an alternate solution. Registered families will be updated about the event’s status. Goodr apologizes for any inconvenience this unexpected turn of events has caused,” read the statement.