Rapper Gucci Mane Released From Jail, Says ‘Hip Hop Game Needs Substance’
Gucci Mane, who was serving a six month sentence for violating his probation, was released at 12 am today (May 12) from the Fulton County Jail.
As he walked out of the jail, he was greeted by his good friend, rapper Shawty Lo, and then thanked the 50 or so supporters and media before issuing a pre-written statement.
Gucci Mane touches on making mistakes in his life and how he has hurt a lot of people who care about him.
“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,” Gucci stated.
The rapper says that he has learned a lot over the past six months that he was incarcerated and learned a lot from his experience and was able to do a little soul searching. Gucci Mane says that he’s coming back with a new attitude toward life and his incarceration interrupted a big moment in his career right when his first major label album was releasing.
“I was forced to miss what should have been one of the proudest moments of my life,” the rapper read.
Gucci Mane says he will make sure to never let this happen again and that he plans on continuing on a positive track and being a role model for not only his fans but for his community.
In the past week or so, HipHopRX.com has been covering the controversy over Gucci Mane dismissing his managing company, Mizay Entertainment, and booking agency, Hitt Afta Hitt, who is owned by Johnnie Cabbell. Cabbell issued a statement saying that he has yet to receive any paperwork from Gucci’s team advising all business with HAH is over, though Mizay Ent says they are still on good terms with Gucci. Not only did Gucci reportedly drop his management and booking agent, he also dropped his So Icey imprint as well and started 1017 Brick Squad Records. Gucci verified that he has severed all ties with his former team in a statement.
The rapper says that his new label 1017 Brick Squad Records is in affiliation with Asylum Warner Brothers Records and he has a new team that he is working with. Gucci Mane says “the rap game is in need of substance” at this moment and he’s ready to compete, “so may the competition begin.”
Gucci Mane, who planned on being the number one rapper in Hip-Hop five years ago, hopes to continue his journey with even a sharper focus and challenges all artists to put out the best music they have “ever made this summer.”
He says he will accept nothing less than a victory but wants some worthy opponents.