It was the beginning of summer in the US and it was time for some music, as Gwen, Nicko, and other artists took to the stage at the Madison Correctional Institute to perform.
The music video for Gwen’s song “Woolf’s Eye” went viral last year and was one of the most viewed videos on YouTube, with more than 5.4 million views in less than two weeks.
The video was shot at Madison Correctional and featured several performers from around the world including: Gwen and Nicki, rapper M.I.A., and Gwen from the TV show The Gifted.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Madison Corrections stated that “The Madison Correctional Correctional Institution, the state correctional system, is committed to providing the highest level of inmate safety and health, and to providing inmates with the most humane and effective prison conditions.”
Gwen, who is serving a sentence of 12 years for armed robbery and conspiracy to commit murder in Wisconsin, released a statement in response to the release.
“This video was not directed by me, and it is not directed in any way to me,” she said.
“It was never meant to harm or harm anyone, and I’m glad to have it be seen as such.”
Gawd, Gwen said, was “shocked” and “overwhelmed” by the response, which was “an incredible and sincere thank you to the prison community and to the people of Madison, WI.”
She added that the video was meant to “honor the people that have served us,” and she was “deeply saddened and deeply honored that the prison would want to take this opportunity to share it with the world.”