Representatives for rapper Gucci Mane have come forward to address recent reports speculating that that the Atlanta artist was placed into a mental hospital last week.
Negations from Gucci’s publicist and manager became public Wednesday (January 12).
Multiple websites are reporting rapper Gucci Mane has been committed to a mental facility, but RumorFix has learned exclusively that the rapper never checked himself in. Gucci’s publicist, Kali Bowyer, says, “Hell no! He’s not in a mental facility. He’s in the studio with Waka Flocka [Flame].” Debra Antney, who manages the rapper, also tells RumorFix, “Gucci was never in a mental facility.” Gucci’s team tells us besides working with Waka, he’s getting ready to shoot a music video with Kelly Rowland. (RumorFix)
Reports last week suggested Gucci specifically requested admission into a mental facility.
The rapper (real name Radric Davis) filed a “Special Plea of Mental Incompetency” in a Georgia courtroom Monday, claiming he was in no state to fight prosecutors’ efforts to revoke his probation. According to court documents, the 30-year-old explained he was unable to “intelligently participate in the probation revocation hearing.” Gucci Mane was reportedly ordered into custody and immediately committed into a mental health treatment facility, where his mental condition is currently being evaluated. (New York Daily News)
A day prior, reports claimed the rapper was in police custody in relation to a 2010 arrest.
Gucci Mane is in hot water again. Several hours ago, the Atlanta MC faced a Fulton County Superior Court judge who ordered the rapper be thrown back into prison for a probation violation. Gucci, born Radric Davis, faces a possible 17-month prison sentence if convicted of the violation, which stems from an arrest last year. The rapper’s attorney requested the judge give him an ankle monitor rather than throw him behind bars. However, Gucci’s probation officer insisted he be placed in custody. The judge agreed with the request. (The Boom Box)
Additional information suggests that the court appearance was in relation to a 2005 bust.
Gucci Mane started off the new year in a court room. XXLMag.com has learned that the Brick Squad rapper had a probation hearing earlier today (January 3), stemming from a 2005 case, and a judge had ordered him to a medical treatment facility for the next 30 days until his next court appearance. “The court ordered Mr. Davis into treatment of a medical treatment facility, pending a revocation hearing later this month.” Gooch’s lawyer, Michael Holmes told XXL. When asked why he was sent to the center, Holmes said that information was “confidential.” During the hearing a probation officer said Gucci will likely be sentenced to a 17 months of jail time. (XXL Mag)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
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