Interviews News 22 July 2016
Author: Marisa Lee

Gucci Mane opens up about prison life and drops album stream

Author Marisa Lee
22 July 2016

Guwop is home. I mean, he’s still on house arrest, but the trap lords have truly blessed us and he’s back in business for the mean time.

Today marks the release of Gucci Mane’s first album since coming out of prison, Everybody Looking, which he produced in 6 days. He’s been recording with his 1017 protégé Young Thug and Usher, getting dressed by a stylist, working out, and chilling with his boss ass bitch girlfriend who allegedly made him $4m whilst he was locked up. He recently spoke to the Fader about how things have been since his return, and here’s what we learnt. 

Prison was “hell”

Despite prison helping Gucci to get rid of toxic relationships and get sober, he says the experience wasn’t a good one. “At the same time it was a maximum security prison,” he says. “People were dying every week. There was a lot of death and violence.”

Before prison he smoked a pound of weed every other day

Gucci told the Fader how he used to be so messed up on drugs that he spoke differently. “When I was smoking a pound of weed every other day, I was congested. When I was drinking lean, I was out of my mind.”

He took the “Gucci Mane is a government clone” rumours as a compliment


One of the first things that we all noticed about Guwop after his return was that he looked notably smarter. Rumours quickly began to spread across the internet that he was a clone, as everyone found it pretty hard to believe he had cleaned up so well. “It’s funny, I embrace it,” he said. “A clone is perfection, so if I look like a clone or a robot, it means I’m doing something well.”

Watch the full interview here, and stream Everybody Looking below.