Gucci Mane Denied Early Release, Hit With Civil Suit
Rapper offered to perform at a women’s shelter in exchange for a reduction in his sentence.
By Alvin Blanco
Photo: Atlantic Records
Any early welcome-home parties for Gucci Mane need to be put on hold. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the “Wasted” rapper’s attempt to have his jail sentence reduced in half was denied Friday (October 28) by DeKalb State Court Judge Eleanor Ross.
Gucci (born Radric Davis) is currently serving a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct and one count of disorderly conduct for pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle back in January.
After picking up a woman at the South Dekalb Mall under the pretense of going to breakfast, Gucci instead invited her to a tryst at a hotel. Gucci allegedly pushed the woman out of his Hummer when she refused his advances and asked to be driven back to the mall. Gucci wasn’t arrested for the incident until April and was sentenced in September.
On Friday, Gucci’s lawyer suggested that his client would hold a concert to benefit the DeKalb County Battered Women’s Shelter in exchange for a reduction in his sentence. Judge Ross’ response: “I don’t think it would be appropriate to let him out just because he’s a rapper.”
That wasn’t the end of Gucci’s bad news for the day: Moments after having his motion for a reduced sentence denied, he learned that he was also facing a civil suit from the victim, who identified him by the tattoo of an ice-cream cone on his face.
In August, Gucci released Ferrari Boyz, a collaborative album with fellow 1017 Brick Squad member Waka Flocka Flame. Last week, Waka tweeted, “Gucci home,” leading many to believe Gucci had been released early. Upon his actual release, Gucci will be required to complete 12 weeks of anger management courses and pay $5,091 to cover the victim’s medical bills and a $3,000 fine.