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Gucci Mane released from prison tonight

gucci_mane_tsvrd_coverThe rapper Gucci Mane, known around the Fulton County Courthouse as Radric Davis, ends his stint in a taxpayer-supported gated community tonight.

After pleading guilty to assault in 2005, he was sentenced last fall to a year in the clink for a probation violation (failing to fulfill some court-ordered community service.)

He’s leaving the Fulton County tonight and plans a midnight press conference.

My colleagues Kristi Swartz and Ryon Horne will be there to cover his release and press conference, so be sure to check ajc.com later on tonight.

Fans will be happy to know the slammer hasn’t held up Gucci’s career. His CD, “The State vs. Radric Davis,” came out Dec. 8. The album features Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson and Usher.

A few months ago, he sent word to us through his reps that he is focusing on the future.

“I have accepted full responsibility for my actions, ” Gucci said in a statement. “I am remaining positive and want my fans to know that I am grateful for their loyalty and continued support.

59 comments Add your comment

bob

May 11th, 2010
3:54 pm

first.. welcome home gucci

wesleywhatwhat

May 11th, 2010
3:59 pm

any info on the assualt that led to the initial 2005 charges?

wesleywhatwhat

May 11th, 2010
3:59 pm

jamir1

May 11th, 2010
4:04 pm

jOKER

May 11th, 2010
4:05 pm

MANE: come to Cheetah for celebration. -bring some 420

TheStandard

May 11th, 2010
4:08 pm

And we’re supposed to care, why?….

kandi1108

May 11th, 2010
4:11 pm

And who cares!!! Another black male in prison.

Swaga1

May 11th, 2010
4:12 pm

Who cares?….just like who cares if T.I was released. These are not role models kids should look up to or anyone for that matter. Just hope they get their lives together and provide for their kids and stop making stupid lil boy decisions just to prove how tough they are to people who don’t even matter.

Chelle

May 11th, 2010
4:13 pm

RACIST, RACIST, RACIST – WELCOME HOME GUICCI!

LordPlayBoy

May 11th, 2010
4:21 pm

i believe he beat a guys head in with a pool cue. i will be waiting with open arms for your release gucci.

Who the $#%# is Gucci Mane??

May 11th, 2010
4:23 pm

Nice role model! Someone should snipe him out.

TheStandard

May 11th, 2010
4:29 pm

No Chelle. Intelligent, Upstanding, Productive. We must stop elevating our worst as the example for the rest of society and the world to see and consider being our best and brightest.

John

May 11th, 2010
4:30 pm

Welcome back Gucci! Shake off your haters like swaga1.

Tyler Pike

May 11th, 2010
4:31 pm

Daddy and I love Gucci Mane. We’ll be there to welcome him back with some homemade BBQ sammiches.

TheStandard

May 11th, 2010
4:31 pm

What could quite possibly be considered the most racist is this being on AJC.com’s front page and not Lena Horne.

What..???

May 11th, 2010
4:34 pm

You couldn’t pay somebody to say you did your community service…u stupid..!!!

Swaga1

May 11th, 2010
4:34 pm

@ John im not hating. I have no reason to hate on someone who just got out of prison. Are u kidding me?….LOL. I listen to some of his music myself but i know where to draw the line between being a fan and someone who’s a star struck groupie in which the celebrity can do no wrong.

@The standard. My thoughts exactly….it’s not hating when you’re telling the truth.

A fool

May 11th, 2010
4:37 pm

I work in the same place were this nut is leaving from, for those who are fans you are just as ignorant has he is. Not hating, but why do we accept foolishness in our communities.

Griffin

May 11th, 2010
4:42 pm

The fact that this stupid story is even being reported makes me glad I left the city. The ATL is the new Detroit.

sportsmommy74

May 11th, 2010
4:43 pm

When are we gonna stop idolizing these societally challenged rappers? I tell my son all the time, its okay to listen to their music, but this crap isn’t real life. They are a scourge on society. In jail, out of jail, in jail out of jail. Who wants to live like that? Who’s hating on him being locked up? That’s crazy. I agree that yeah, “he’s another black male in the penal system”, however he’s a rich black male in the penal system, so when he gets out he doesn’t “have” to try and find a job with a record, so in a sense, he’s a little luckier than most, but the bottomline is Gucci is not a rold model. Not by a long shot.

tom

May 11th, 2010
4:47 pm

does somebody really care. He will be back in the slammer in the near future. If not, I am proud of you.

Eastside shawty

May 11th, 2010
4:51 pm

Come hollatme Gucci..I’ll have some Lemon Pepper wangs and a freeze cup waitin on you wit a ATLdyme Lem-ON

GG

May 11th, 2010
4:52 pm

He’ll catch another case and be back there in a few years.

ANOTHER CONCERNED PARENT

May 11th, 2010
4:56 pm

LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE WHO CARE’S

mamaj

May 11th, 2010
4:58 pm

It still irks the hell out of me that EVERY TIME a Black man, (especially a rapper), has a run-in with the law, or is let out of jail, or whatever, someone at the AJC and their limited view of what they think people actually want to hear about, finds the space to place a useless, nonsense blog. It never fails that the same little silly rantings of the SAME old closet bigots, rear their ugly heads every time. The question that some of you ask is”who cares”?—Obviously you and the AJC do.

GucciFanJ

May 11th, 2010
4:59 pm

Welcome home playa! Your fans love and support you always young man!

gm

May 11th, 2010
5:00 pm

These type of Black men are a disgrace to brothers out here handling their business. Every young kid regardless that you have a father or not have the perfect role model, the President of the United States. Lil Wayne, TI and now this fool represent a sad part of our culture.

wayjay

May 11th, 2010
5:01 pm

Hey people if you don’t care why are you commenting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SMH

Swaga1

May 11th, 2010
5:04 pm

its funny how everyone who supports Gucci assumes everyone who doesn’t and posts on here is a white racist. that’s so ignorant but i’m not surprised. We’re allowed to give our opinion even if it is “who cares?” because honestly i don’t and feel that it shouldn’t have even made news which is why you’re getting that response….but it did so STFU or go elsewhere.

Beach High Teacher

May 11th, 2010
5:13 pm

Right now, there are so many black males out there being the first in their family to graduate from college. Why not right a story about young black males doing GOOD things for the black community? All this story says is “Expect to have to do some time young black man. It’s ok as long as it’s not too long. “

Beach High Teacher

May 11th, 2010
5:14 pm

Whoops….spelled WRITE wrong…

jusreadingthenews

May 11th, 2010
5:17 pm

BURR, BURR, BURR!!!……Welcome Home Gucci!

chnybl

May 11th, 2010
5:21 pm

Should been left in a napkin!!!!!! what a waste!!!!!!!

MJ

May 11th, 2010
5:22 pm

@kandi1108 – Get a life PLEASE…..

Sick of it!!

May 11th, 2010
5:25 pm

Not Racist!! Who cares!! Totally agree with SWAGA1. I’m so sick of the THUGS, RAP (if you can call it that) & THE THUG LOOK!! These wantabees can’t even sing or play an instrument!! PATHETIC…

TheStandard

May 11th, 2010
5:34 pm

I think the “who cares?” comments are coming due to the fact this is featured on the front of AJC.com, thus implying that it’s something the general massed would care about. I have been in the industry for over 20 years, on the “urban” side, and can’t even think of a single track title from this guy. This is the website for Atlanta’s main newspaper publication, not the website for 106&Park or AllHipHop. This is either unjustified placement or some reorganization of stories needs to be done on the site.

Mr . Truth

May 11th, 2010
5:34 pm

Goochie man hoochie man.

GucciFanJ

May 11th, 2010
5:38 pm

@gm….I do agree that the overall integrity of the black man has declined substantially over the years. Which is why I have acknowledged my responsiblity as a parent by making sure that my sons are also influenced by strong men of all races. As an adult I think we should embrace young man, which doesn’t mean you have to support his music, and encourage him to represent himself in a more “tasteful” way.

GUCCI'S MAMA

May 11th, 2010
5:42 pm

OMG WHO REALLY CARES…FRONT PAGE NEWS? ya kididn me?

NOLA

May 11th, 2010
5:43 pm

berrrr Welcome home Gucci

GUCCI'S MAMA

May 11th, 2010
5:49 pm

THE STANDARD HAS IT DOWN

Guchi Guchi Goo

May 11th, 2010
5:55 pm

so who’s gonna be at the press conference……..???

Aman

May 11th, 2010
6:00 pm

He’ll be back in prison in less than a year.

Hot Tuna

May 11th, 2010
6:25 pm

So he gets out and holds a press conference to say what? I bet somewhere in his statements will be promotion for his CD.In a few days you’ll see pictures of him on the blogs partying,rapping and ballin’ as they say…He’ll reunite with his protege Wocka Flocka Flame who was just released from jail himself for probation violation ( original charge having a sawed off shotgun)..They’ll sell more music about cocaine,blunts,strippers, shootings and diamonds and cars..The white kids in Alpharetta will buy it believing this is how all people in the hood live. 7 out of 10 rap CD’s are purchased by white teenagers..And some misguided black children believe this all they can do with thier lives..Its so sad ..profiting off pushing a message of death and destruction of black people..

Mrs. Radric Davis

May 11th, 2010
6:35 pm

welcome home hubby ;)

mr coach

May 11th, 2010
7:24 pm

welcome home gucci we all miss u n we been supporting u all the time im an big fan of yours sexy keep your head up n keep those haters worrying babe

woobangers

May 11th, 2010
7:24 pm

Stop going to jail Gucci. You’re messing up your MONEY. Love your music.

Gucci Fan

May 11th, 2010
7:28 pm

Welcome Gucci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gucci Fan

May 11th, 2010
7:28 pm

Welcome home Gucci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Sticky Fingaz"

May 11th, 2010
7:47 pm

Oh I will be sure to stay home tonight then.