Twitter wasn’t the same without Gucci Mane, but the Atlanta rapper has returned to social media, this time to a different tune.
Earlier this month, Guwop went off on a name-calling, partly indecipherable Twitter rant. It was the beginning of a downward spiral for the rapper that ended with his arrest last weekend. Fans had seen it all before, but oddly no news from Mane had surfaced since.
On Sunday (Sept. 22), Gucci Mane got back on Twitter to apologize for his recent antics and admit that he has a drug problem. His drug of choice? Lean or syrup, which he says he’s been drinking for 10 plus years and has “destroyed” him. Still incarcerated, he will be going to rehab and gave a major shout out to Birdman, Rick Ross and Drake, calling them “my niggas.”
The stream of apologetic tweets were a far departure from his frantic and incoherent ones a few weeks back. Read his sober statement in full below.
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. #GUWOP I wanna personally apologize to birdman ross & drake. Dem my niggas. I 100% regret my words & actions.
He ended things with a tweet that was more like the Gucci Mane we all know: “Wrote sum new hard shit can’t wait to get out dis hell hole so y’all can hear dis shit.”