It’s Gucci time— well not quite yet. With the hip-hop world anticipating the release of Georgia rapper Gucci Mane from prison there have been numerous rumors and false reports. First over the weekend various Internet media outlets were reporting that the “So Icey” rapper was released from Fulton County Jail where he spent the last three months serving for a probation violation, but RapFix learned that was not the case.
Gucci was expected to be released yesterday, according to his lawyer Ashutosh Joshi, but it seems that “procedural holdups” prevented that from happening. MTV News also learned that there is currently a hold on Gucci’s release and a possibility that once he is freed from Fulton County Jail that he would be sent up to a state prison. The rapper’s lawyer however says that once this issue is resolved Gucc will be free man.
Are you confused yet? Don’t worry RapFix has it all laid out for you. Continue to check RapFix for updates throughout the day!
July 5, 2011 2:08 PM ET: MTV News reports that Gucci Mane is still locked up in Fulton County Jail and was expected to be released on Tuesday, but ‘procedural holdups’ could delay things.
July 5, 2011 9:43 PM ET: A message from Gucci mane’s @gucci1017 account is sent out. It read, “My Welcome Home Party 2nite at Club Onyx.”
July 5, 2011 10:29 PM ET: DJ Holiday and Gucci Mane’s Writings on the Wall 2 mixtape is released through Gucci’s Twitter account on the Internet as a free download.
July 6, 2011 9:57 AM ET: Various blog sites report that Gucci Mane was freed from Fulton County Jail.
July 6, 2011 10:15 AM ET: A rep from Fulton County Jail confirms to RapFix that Gucci Mane (real name, Radric Davis) is still in custody in FCJ and said, “Mr. Davis will be with us for a while” citing a hold by the Georgia Department of Corrections that orders Gucci to be sent to a state prison upon his release from Fulton.
July 6, 2011 10:30 AM ET: A representative from Georgia Department of Corrections confirms for RapFix that there is an order to send Gucci Mane to Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia after he is released from Fulton County Jail.
July 6, 2011 3:30 PM ET: Numerous calls to Gucci’s lawyer have not been returned and the Georgia Department of Corrections Website still has the rapper’s incarceration status listed as “active.” It appears that Gucci Mane is still locked up.
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