News: Gucci Mane Freed From Behind Bars, "This Is The Last Time I Think I'll Ever Be In Jail"
Monday, Dec 12, 2011 11:55PM
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is reportedly a free man these days with reports claiming a recent stint behind bars came to an end Sunday (December 11).
Having learned from past mistakes, Gucci is certain he will never return to jail again.
"This is the last time I think I'll ever be in jail," Gucci told XXLMag.com. "I really feel that way. ... It was a time for me to sit back and just refocus the whole way I do things, man. ... The times away from my fans just made me want to grind, get in the studio, go to my shows and appreciate my job and what I do now." (XXL Mag)
The Atlanta rapper made headlines in October when an Atlanta judge rejected his plea for an early jail release.
The bad news came in twos Friday for rapper Gucci Mane, aka Radric Davis, who learned he was being slapped with a civil suit minutes after a DeKalb County judge ruled against his attorney's motion for reduced jail time. The woman identified Davis by the ice cream cone tattoo on the rapper's face. Her attorney, B.J. Bernstein, said Friday Davis needs to be held accountable. "He thinks the rules don't apply to him," she said. Davis' attorneys, seeking to get his six-month jail sentence cut in half Friday, offered to have the 31-year-old MC stage a concert on behalf of the DeKalb County Battered Women's Shelter. But DeKalb State Court Judge Eleanor Ross was not moved, saying. "I don't think it would be appropriate to let him out just because he's a rapper." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Earlier the same day, reports emerged online showing Gucci Mane's intent to have his six-month sentence reduced.
Radric Davis, also known as rapper "Gucci Mane," appeared in the State Court of DeKalb County hoping to reduce his sentence for pushing a woman out of his car on January 28, 2011. On September 13, 2011, Davis plead guilty to two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct, and disorderly conduct. The victim and her attorney, BJ Bernstein, was present in court and will have an announcement immediately following the proceedings. (CBS Atlanta)
Prior to his release, the rapper's close friend/producer DJ Holiday hit up SOHH and shared his take on the legal matter.
"It's never a good feeling, man," Holiday told SOHH. "You never wanna see your friends put in jail -- but Gucci's a strong dude. It's not like he hasn't been in the situation before. It's unfortunate, but at the same time the system's wack, man. I don't know exactly all the details of it, but he's my friend and I got files and files of music on him that people ain't never heard so it's nothing for me to get a call from him to put [more] music out." (SOHH)
Check out some recent Gucci Mane footage below: