It seemed that nobody was safe from Gucci Mane‘s September 9 Twitter tirade. It was enough to make Rocko to go outside of where Guwop was staying in Georgia to confront him. Luckily, they both avoided a serious confrontation, and now, the “U.O.E.N.O” spitter is hoping that Gucci will get better after admitting to a serious addiction to prescription cough syrup.
“I pulled up like a man, but at the end of the day, I realized that homey, he got some real stuff goin’ on with him because I was loyal to homey. I was all the solid with homey, so for that to happen, I know it was somethin’ else goin’ on. So I didn’t take it to heart like that,” Rocko told MTV News on Saturday when he stopped to talk with us on the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards carpet. “At first I did, but then I thought about it and I’m like, ‘Nah, that ain’t homey.’ ”
Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and T.I. all felt the wrath of Gucci’s Twitter rant. He was arrested a few days later on September 14 after police found marijuana and a handgun on his possession. He was booked for carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession and was then taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.
A week later, Gucci returned to Twitter to apologize to his family, friends and a number of the rappers he insulted, revealing that he was battling a drug addiction. “I’ve been drinking lean for 10plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me. I wanna be the first rapper to admit I’m addicted to lean & that sh– ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse,” Gucci wrote.
On Monday, RapRadar.com reported that Gucci was sentenced to 183 days in jail for violating his probation.
“All you could do is you could just pray for homey,” Rocko said. “He’s goin’ through a hard time right now.”