Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, has been sentenced to 39 months in prison after pleading guilty in May to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Having already spent 11 months in the slammer, he's only got 28 months left to serve. Don't pencil the "Gucci Mane Prison Breakout World Tour 2016" into your calendar yet – even though Gucci seems pretty confident about his touring chances when he gets out, a federal judge has said that he may have to limit his travelling on release.
Gucci's gun record ain't too good. Last September, he was found with a firearm; two days later he was found with a completely different firearm, but on both occasions he was said to be acting erratically and behaving in a threating way. However, his attorney assured the judge that reform is at the forefront of the rapper's mind and asked for him to be housed in a facility on the West Coast, away from the distractions and negative influences in Atlanta (Gucci opened up about his addiction to drinking lean in 2013).
Speaking to AJC, Gucci's attorney Drew Findling said: "He understands he has some work ahead of him and his goal is to bring resolution to this case and get back to performing. He doesn’t want anything to distract him. He wants to do anything to get back to the work place and the work place is the stage.”
Not one to let being locked up slow him down, the rapper has still managed to have a prolific 2014, releasing three albums this year and even boasting that a novel entitled "The Diary Of A Trap God" is on its way. A collaborative mixtape with Chief Keef called BigGucciSosa is also set for release on September 27.