Atlanta’s own Gucci Mane has finally been released from jail.
According to the AJC, the rapper strolled out of the Fulton County Jail around 12:30am Wednesday.
Gucci, real name Radric Davis, had scheduled a news conference for early Wednesday morning, his first day of freedom after serving six months for violating probation on an assault charge.
It’s being said that Gucci will be addressing the recent firing of his manager Debrah Antney (Waka Flocka Flame’s mother) and his latest business ventures that were actually created while he was behind bars.
It’s still unclear on why Gucci was released early from his one yer sentence. Gucci was sent away in November of 2009.
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After pleading guilty to assault in 2005, he was sentenced to serve time for a probation violation — failing to fulfill his court-ordered community service.
He went to jail right as his latest album, “The State vs. Radric Davis,” which features Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson and Usher, was being released.
With supporters and the news media gathered outside, Gucci Mane quietly read a statement:
First and foremost I would like to thank my legal counsel Dwight Thomas and Michael Holmes for their excellent representation, as well as my label Asylum and Warner Brothers Records for sticking with me through my situation and helping me through my time behind bars. Most importantly, I want to thank all of my fans for their support while I have been away. Your letters and your words of encouragement helped me make it through. None of my success would be possible without you.
I have made some mistakes in my life that have hurt a lot of people who care about me. I have worked very hard to get past them, but those mistakes have brought me to where I am today, and they will not be repeated. These past six months have been a difficult time but fortunately I have learned a great deal from my experience. I was able to do a great deal of soul searching; I am coming out with a new attitude towards life.
Unfortunately, my incarceration also came at a pivotal point in my career, just as my first major label album was dropping. I was forced to miss what should have been one of the proudest moments of my life. This is something that I will make sure never happens again. My time in jail was trying, but I grew from it and am now a stronger and better person. I want to continue on a positive track and truly focus on being a role model to my fans and my community. I am looking towards the future with a newfound respect and appreciation for the law and a strong dedication to my music and my career.
With that in mind, I have already begun to make positive strides towards the future. I have launched a new label, 1017 Brick Squad Records in affiliation with Asylum/Warner Bros Records, and I am working with a new team.
I am looking forward to getting back to business and to start making hits. I am extremely excited about my new album, “The Appeal,” which will be dropping at the end of the summer. Over the course of 2010, 1017 Brick Squad records will also be releasing albums from my artist Wacka Flocka Flame as well as my group Brick Squad, which features Wacka, OJ Da Juiceman and myself. In July, I will be heading out on a nationwide tour, hitting venues across the country and continuing the movement.
On Thursday, May 13th, Gucci will be giving his very first radio interview on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show!” Make sure you tune in to Hot 107.9 from 6am to 10am to hear Gucci’s exclusive interview!
Also, make sure you get your Birthday Bash 15 tickets if you want to see Gucci Mane perform with Ludacris, Rick Ross, Roscoe Dash, Plies and Monica, with more names to be announced!