News: Gucci Mane Returns Home Early From Jail, Performs "Welcome Back" Concert [Video]
Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 9:31PM
Rapper Gucci Mane was released over the weekend after being placed behind bars for probation violations last fall.
Upon his release Saturday (March 14), Gucci treated fans to a "Welcome Back" concert.
Put together by radio station Hot 107.9, crowds of fans and supporters attended a "Welcome Back" concert for the "So Icey" rapper. "Yo Gucci," one of the concert hosts said to the rapper prior to his performance. "I mean, you gotta go in the right way, baby. They missed you, you gotta talk to 'em a little bit." Performing a variety of his hit songs, Gucci was also joined alongside Shawty Lo on-stage throughout his concert. (UNN)
He has also reportedly begun recording new material for a forthcoming music project.
"What better way to come home than to connect with friends and colleagues you haven't seen in a while, by going into the lab and recording all of the hits you've come up with while you're away," Portia Kirkland, vice president of Marketing for Mizay/So Icey said in a statement. "Having great talent all in one room without the pen and the paper in the booth will make for a great homecoming and we'll make sure Hood Affair Films will be there to capture it all." (Press Release)
While in jail, rumors spread last year claiming the rapper had overdosed while behind bars.
"I just talked with Big Cat of Big Cat Records," the producer, and he said someone said something about it, called him and said he talked with Gucci, he's fine," Gucci's former attorney Dennis R. Scheib previously told SOHH. "Big Cat said 'I just talked with him on the phone' and [he] said, 'He's okay.'" (SOHH)
Gucci was ordered to serve one year in prison last September for violating terms of his probation.
Gucci was sent to prison after only serving 25 hours out of his mandated 600 hours of community service and testing positive for drugs at his last probation meeting. After serving his jail sentence, Gucci will still have two and half years of probation and 600 hours of community service to look forward to. (My Fox Atlanta)
Check out footage of Gucci's "Welcome Home" concert below: