Rapper Gucci Mane was released from prison this morning, May 12, after serving six months in Atlanta Fulton County Jail for parole violation. Following his release, the So Icey artist immediately held a press conference and shared his reflections from the past six months. Gucci also updated the public on his next moves, which include a new record label.
Gucci’s latest stint in prison has the rapper sounding like he’s ready to turn over a new leaf. “I have made some mistakes in my life that have hurt a lot of people who care about me. I have worked very hard to get past them, but those mistakes have brought me to where I am today, and they will not be repeated,” the rapper said during his press conference. “My time in jail was trying, but I grew from it and am now a stronger and better person. I want to continue on a positive track and truly focus on being a role model to my fans and my community,” he added.
Gucci Mane the role model? Does this mean we’ll hear nothing more of drugs, guns and violence from the southern rapper? Will he go with God like Philadelphia rapper Cassidy did after his release from prison? As the name of Gucci’s new label suggests, don’t hold your breath.
1017 Brick Squad Records has teamed up with Asylum/Warner Brothers Records, in all likelihood, to keep the trap music coming. Gucci also announced that he will be working with rapper Wacka Flocka Flame in the near future, according to the Associated Press.
Regardless of what Gucci ends up serving his customers in new music, kudos to the Atlanta rapper for wanting, and hopefully trying, to be what he considers a better man.
Written by Shaira Brereton