Gucci Mane, born Radric Davis, appeared in federal court Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The 33-year-old Bricksquad 1017 boss reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors to serve three years and three months in prison. He faced a maximum of 10 years in jail after being arrested on two counts of felony gun possession.
The “I Heard” rapper was arrested Friday, Sept. 14 after authorities found him in an erratic state with a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition, according to court documents obtained by AJC. Davis was discovered two days before on Sept. 12 with a Taurus 45-caliber handgun and eight rounds of ammunition.
Gucci will be sentenced in July.
Gucci’s legal woes come following an admission that he was battling a 10-year addiction with Lean.
The “Trap House 3” rapper apologized to family and fans for his actions, saying he was “embarrassed.”
“Woke up the other day out this hospital bed & I’m so embarrassed & ashamed of my behavior that was brought to my attention. (Cont)
“I just wanna man up right now & take this time to apologize to my family, friends, the industry & most of all my fans. I’m SORRY! (Cont)
“I’ve been drinking lean for 10plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me. I wanna be the first rapper to admit (cont)
“I’m addicted to lean & that s--- ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse. (Cont)
“I’m currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help. I wanna thank everyone that has stood by me (cont)
“during this difficult time. Please keep me in your prayers. #GUWOP,” he wrote.
Gucci even apologized to fellow Hip Hop entertainers for a rant that shook social media. Gucci hurled shots at former rap protégé Waka Flocka and Cash Money rapper Drake.
Gucci even detailed his sexual exploits with numerous celebs, models and socialites, including Hip Hop bombshell Nicki Minaj.
“Keyshia Dior Kaoir I’m sorry. Please forgive me.
“I wanna personally apologize to birdman ross & drake. Dem my n-----. I 100% regret my words & actions,” he wrote.
Bricksquad Monopoly affiliate Frenchie attributed Gucci’s actions to drugs, according to an interview with Hip Hop magazine XXL.
“I know for a fact, I know it’s the drugs,” the “Power Moves” rapper told XXL. “Y’all see the tweets man, y’all see how he talking, you ain’t going to talk to me and say your Twitter is hacked, your f------ Twitter ain’t hacked. I don’t believe it. All of a sudden you get 2 million followers and now your Twitter is hacked? F--- outta here.”
Lean, often called “Sizzurp” or “Purple Drank” has its origins in the South after Houston, TX producer DJ Screw popularized the beverage, a concoction made of promethazene-codein cough syrup, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy.
Lean, when induced, provides its user a sedated feeling.
Gucci often promoted the illegal drink in his music.
In song “Darker,” Gucci raps, “My n----- drink Lean, not water.”
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