Embattled Rapper Gucci Mane Is Promising Fans He Is A Changed Man In An Open Letter, Insisting He Will Use His Opportunities As A Recording Artist To Help His Community After His Prison Release.
The Icy hitmaker was ordered to serve 39 months in prison in August (14) for a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and the sentence was extended by three years in September (14) after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault following a separate attack on a fan at an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March, 2013.
Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, has now reached out to fans from behind bars to reflect on the release of his first album 10 years ago and his plans.
He tells XXLMag.com, "I dropped my first album Traphouse 10 years ago (in) May 2005. I remember being proud... I was proud of the work I put in and the quality of the project...10 (sic) years later I reflect on how that day impacted my life and my legacy and I am grateful for all the fans that supported me then and still support me now.
"Every challenge and obstacle in my life has helped me to become who I am today and provided me with the tests to display my resilience. I hope my life showed someone somewhere that if you endure the storm you will eventually get your chance to shine. I never give up and I have grown and learned so much and still am eager to learn more. I look forward to showing the world how much I have grown and getting out and helping my community. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a recording artist and help others get their chance to be heard."
He continues, "To my fans, I love you all and I want you all to know I am motivated and will not let my past decide my future. I chose to not focus my attention on my negativities (sic) but on my dreams. I will keep on hurdling and keep on hustling. My liabilties (sic) I turn to assets and even my inconsistincies (sic) make me the unique person I am. I am focused and I will be returning soon very soon so get ready. If I had to change anything in the last 10 years I would not change one thing..."