Gucci Mane Violates Probation, Sentenced to a Year in Prison


John Kennedy | November 13, 2009 - 3:19 am

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is headed back to jail.

Gucci, born Radric Davis, was sentenced to 12 months in prison Thursday for violating his probation. On certain conditions, he is expected to possibly serve a lesser sentence. The rapper was just released out of prison in March after serving a year for failing to complete his full court-ordered community service obligations.

Gucci was arrested for aggravated assault in 2005 and sentenced to six months in prison after a scuffle with a nightclub promoter. After serving his time, he was given 600 hours of community service and probation.

By 2008, a judge in Atlanta discovered that according to documents, he’d only completed 25 hours.

Speaking on his jail time, Gucci told VIBE’s Chris Yuscavage earlier this year, “Being off my grind at that particular time was one of the hardest things I ever had to do,” he said in VIBE’s August issue. “But it was also really a blessing.”

The rapper’s new album The State vs. Radrick Davis, is set to be released December 8. –Linda Hobbs