Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has reactivated his Twitter account to open up about his drug problems and the now-infamous posts that he made earlier this month.
A period spent arguing with former friends Waka Flocka Flame and Frenchie reached a climax on September 9, when Gucci made public claims about everyone from Nicki Minaj (he claimed that him and Waka Flocka Flame had a threesome with her – claims that both Flocka and Minaj denied), to Tyga’s partner Blac Chyna (likewise), to Big Cat Records’ Jacob York (Gucci claimed he was a pedophile). The next day, Gucci released his latest album Diary of a Trap God for free and deleted his Twitter, and the weekend ended with his arrest in Atlanta for carrying a concealed weapon and weed possession, TMZ claiming that he’d been taken to hospital as a precaution.
Speaking on Twitter today, Gucci opened up, Tweeting that he “Woke up the other day out this hospital bed & I’m so embarrassed & ashamed of my behavior that was brought to my attention. I just wanna man up right now & take this time to apologize to my family, friends, the industry & most of all my fans. I’m SORRY! 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 shit ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse. I’m currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help. I wanna thank everyone that has stood by me during this difficult time. Please keep me in your prayers.”
“I wanna personally apologize to birdman ross & drake”, Gucci closed (though there’s he doesn’t extend the apology to Minaj, or any of the other women he made sexual claims about). “Dem my niggas. I 100% regret my words & actions.”
Musically, Gucci’s had one hell of a 2013, releasing eight mixtapes and two albums. That’s a lot of music, so FACT’s John Twells rounded up some of the great Gucci cuts from this year that you might have missed here.