Radric Delantic Davis, better known as rapper Gucci Mane, says prison life helped him 100 percent. In an interview with journalist Malcolm Gladwell, Gucci Mane said prison saved his life. He said his life would have spiraled out of control if he never went to prison. But going to prison helped him to have a complete turnaround.
Gucci Mane had been in and out of prisons a number of times. The last time he went to prison was in May 2014 when he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He had earlier on December 2013 been charged to a federal court with two counts of firearm possession as a felon. He faced a prison sentence of up to 20 years. But when he agreed to a plea bargain in 2014, prosecutors agreed that he went to prison till September 2016.
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Gucci Mane was incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
He was supposed to be released on September 20, 2016 but he was released May 26, 2016. Gucci was released more than three months ahead of his scheduled release date. This was because he had spent some time in jail awaiting his court date.
Gucci Mane is engaged to Keyshia Ka’oir. He proposed to her after performing at a basketball game for the Atlanta Hawks. They are engaged to be married on October 17, 2017. The wedding ceremony is expected to air on BET and star rappers such as Drake, Rihanna, Diddy, Pharrell and Solange among others are expected to be there.
“I’m Not Rapping In Prison…I wasn’t In the Mood to Play the Celebrity Game”
In retrospect, Gucci Mane said prison reformed him and weaned him off drugs. He told Gladwell that he also shed off the extra 90 pounds of weight he had accumulated. He added he read lots of books in prison and did not live as a celebrity in prison or comport himself as one.
“I’m not rapping in prison…I wasn’t in the mood to play the celebrity game,” he recounted. “I pride myself on just being a man. I didn’t stand on the fact that I was a rapper. I stood on the fact that I’m Radric Davis the man and I made everybody who dealt with me deal with me as Radric Davis the man, from the corrections officers, from the judge, from the lawyer, from federal prisoners.”