Gucci Mane Speaks On Being In Jail & The Impact On His Career

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AP: How much has your jail time been a setback on your career, which was at the peak?

Gucci Mane: With money and selling CDs, I can always do that. I believe I can make all the money I’ve missed the last six months. But I can’t regain the time with fans and family.

AP: Rappers who have been jailed in the past like Tupac has said it was difficult to jot down lyrics while in prison. How has writing songs been for you?

Gucci Mane: Unfortunately I’ve been to jail a couple times. Anytime I come in it’s difficult to make music, write songs. This time, I have a peace within me. I’ve been so excited to get out. I’ve written about 50 to 60 songs.

AP: Gucci, you’ve been to jail on a few other occasions. How can you avoid being sent back again?

Gucci Mane: Before I make an action, think about the consequences. … Any decision I make is a heavy decision. I got a lot of people who depend on me. Everything I do has so much weight on it.

AP: How do the other inmates treat you in jail?

Gucci Mane: It’s a great response. … So I try to take a couple of these young guys under my wing and tell them what I’ve learned, because you can’t teach nobody if you don’t know anything.

Full Interview: Yahoo

Crazy that his album cover has him in prison attire and he was in those clothes when his album dropped. You think Gucci Mane will regain his buzz once he gets out?