Amid erroneous reports that beleaguered southern rap star Gucci Mane has been freed from prison this holiday weekend, records show that the rapper is still behind bars although he will be released later this week.
Gucci, real name Radric Davis, has been serving time behind bars in Fulton County, Georgia since April on misdemeanor charges of battery alleging he shoved a female passenger from his moving vehicle alongside probation violation charges back in January. After a quick look at the Fulton County Sheriff’s department inmate search site, the records state that Gucci remains in custody. Gucci Mane incurred these most recent charges in DeKalb County while visiting his parole officer.
Gucci Mane’s legal troubles have been not only the fodder for the bulk of his recent musical output but have also marked how turbulent the 31-year MC’s decade long rap career has unfolded as well. Gucci’s run-ins with the law are numerous and his mixtape and street album titles have reflected the rapper’s many arrests and legal snafus. In 2005, Gucci Mane was charged with murder but narrowly escaped the sentence as a result of insufficient evidence from prosecutors. Gucc also has served time on assault and drug charges along with other minor traffic offenses.
These roadblocks have not stopped the virtually untouchable and popular rapper from continuing to keep his name hot in the streets as the prolific rapper dropped his third major label album The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted this past September and his sixth 1017 Brick Squad label street album release The Return of Mr. Zone 6 this past March.
It is not yet known what day Gucci Mane will be freed. Stay tuned as reports develop.
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