Gucci Mane is set to be freed from prison on Wednesday, just six months into a one-year sentence for a parole violation , and a rep for the MC told MTV News that the rapper will hold a press conference immediately upon his release.
According to a spokesperson for Georgia’s Fulton County Jail, however, the rapper’s release time on Wednesday is yet to be confirmed.
The spokesperson told MTV News on Tuesday (May 11) that Gucci Mane will be subject to routine check for any warrants that may have been issued during his incarceration. Pending the result of the check, he will be free to walk out of the facility. The actual time of his release, though, will be determined based on the backlog of prisoners also being released on that particular day.
Gucci was sent to prison in November of last year after violating his probation for a second time, resulting in him being forced to finish a suspended sentence that he had already served six months of in 2008.
Upon his last release from jail, the rapper picked up his frantic work pace and once again hit the mixtape circuit hard , increasing his profile to its highest point and resulting in a nod on the 2009 MTV News’ Hottest MC list.
During his imprisonment, Gucci Mane has kept himself just as busy.
His most recent album, The State Vs. Radric Davis was released to critical acclaim and another project, The BurrrPrint 2HD,
was partially recorded behind bars and presented via his new label, 1017 Brick Squad.
At press time, the nature of the rapper’s press conference was unclear; it’s believed Gucci Mane will address the recent firing of his manager and booking agency. Both entities drew fire in an Ozone magazine article that alleged improper business tactics.
In a press release earlier this month, Gucci Mane announced the formation of a new team that will guide his career, consisting of First Avenue Management, the CAA agency, and business manager David Bolno.