Former Grand Hustle artist Yung LA has upped Gucci Mane‘s much talked about ice cream cone face tattoo by inking a pink duck on his left cheek.
Speaking via a viral video while the tattoo was inked, Yung detailed his separation from T.I.‘s Grand Hustle.
Grand Hustle and Yung LA decide to part ways, as the Atlanta rapper tops Gucci Mane by getting a huge, pink duck tattooed on the side of his face When T.I. finishes his prison sentence this fall, his Grand Hustle label will be short one member–Yung LA. The Atlanta rapper, best known for the T.I. and Young Dro collaboration “Ain’t I,” confirmed a split from Grand Hustle during a viral video that featured him getting a pink duck and several colored teardrops tattooed on his face. “With the breakup and me not doing business with Grand Hustle anymore, it’s a lot of controversy in the streets,” LA said. “It’s just a new day for me. I’m trying to do what’s best for me and what’s best for my career.” (Hip Hop DX)
Photos of Gucci Mane’s new look landed online around mid-January.
SO ICEY! Gucci Mane hopped up out of rehab/mental facility a couple days ago. And he may need to demand a refund. Dude visited Tenth Street Tattoo in Atlanta today. And got this brand new little nugget of classiness–a big *ss ice cream cone complete with color, 3 scoops and the word “Brrr”–covering his whole right facial cheek. Wow. Tattoo artist and owner of the shop, Shane Willoughby, is the artist behind Gucci’s newest tattoo addition. And the master piercer in the shop–Jason Murray–tweeted the pics. (The YBF)
After the images leaked, Gucci’s representative confirmed the tattoo’s authenticity.
Rapper Gucci Mane, 30, revealed his latest tattoo today (January 13)–an ice cream cone located on his right cheek–causing many fans to question the reasoning behind the artwork. Kali Bowyer, Gucci’s spokesperson, spoke to Rolling Stone about the meaning of the image. “It’s a reminder to fans of how he chooses to live his life,” she said. “Cool as ice. As in ‘I’m so icy, I’ll make ya say Brr.'” Bowyer also said the design was inspired by a medallion that Gucci has worn for years. (XXL Mag)
Gucci’s tat caught the attention of Game who weighed in on the ice cream hype.
“I seen Gucci’s new face tat and as soon I did, I thought ‘finally they can get off me about his butterfly/star/LA sh*t.’ That’s what I thought. But you know what man, I don’t give a f*ck about what they say about anybody, a muthaf*cka could tattoo a butterfly, ice cream cone, apple pie on their cheek. Bottom-line, if you know Gucci, you know he’s real. He been on trial for his life and all of that. He bodied people. So he could tattoo a f*ckin’ tampon on his face for all I care. You can’t say he’s buster or whatever. And me I done been shot, stole sh*t, robbed people, everyth-f*ckin’-thing you can think of. Tattoos don’t mean sh*t, they ain’t nothing but good art.” (VIBE)
Check out Yung LA’s tattoo below: