Gucci Mane Writes New Letter to Fans From Prison: ‘I Would Not Change One Thing’
Gucci Mane has no regrets as he sits in prison. After being arrested on Sept. 14, 2013, for a number of charges including carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession, the hip-hop star has been cleaning up his act while behind bars for nearly two years. He opens up about his trials and tribulations in a new letter he penned while incarcerated.
Shortly before the 10-year anniversary of his debut LP, Trap House, on May 24, Guwop reflects on his life and some of the struggles he's faced along the way. XXL shares the personal letter with the world. You can read his full unedited message below.
I dropped my 1st album Traphouse ten years ago May 2005 I remember being proud and angry the day it was released. I was proud of the work I put in and the quality of the project but I was angry that someone had to be killed over a dispute about the rights to some of the contents of the album. 10 years later I reflect on how that day impacted my life and my legacy and I am grateful for all the fans that supported me then and still support me now. Every challenge and obstacle in my life has helped me to become who I am today and provided me with the tests to display my resilience. I hope my life showed someone somewhere that if you endure the storm you will eventually get your chance to shine. I never give up and I have grown and learned so much and still am eager to learn more. I look forward to showing the world how much I have grown and getting out and helping my community. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a recording artist and help others get their chance to be heard. To my fans I love you all and I want you all to know I am motivated and will not let my past decide my future. I chose to not focus my attention on my negativities but on my dreams. I will keep on hurdling and keep on hustling. My liabilties I turn to assets and even my inconsistincies make me the unique person I am. I am focused and I will be returning soon very soon so get ready. If I had to change anything in the last 10 years I would not change one thing. Sincerely Guwop!
its Guccciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! —Gucci Mane
This isn't the first time Gucci Mane has written an open letter to fans while in prison. Last year, he crafted another missive detailing his plans to stay sober as well as new material he was working on.
He's been staying busy despite being locked up. In March, he released three new projects: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Following those albums, news arrived that he's collaborating with Diplo on a new LP, proving that even prison can't stop him from making music.
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