Charlamagne Tha God: Gucci Mane should ‘just be a man’


Troubled Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has recently agreed to a plea deal that will likely keep him in prison until at least 2016. During an interview with VladTV, Charlamagne Tha God of Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” shared his thoughts on Gucci’s predicament and his penchant for landing in prison fairly regularly.

“When you about that life, that’s what happens,” Charlamagne said. “You end up in jail or dead. I don’t care if you rapping. I don’t care if you trapping. I don’t care what you doing. If that’s the life you choose to lead, it’s eventually gonna catch up to you. I don’t understand why brothers can’t understand the fact, or even just accept the fact, you can still be a man without having to commit crimes. That actually is a problem. Everybody wants to be a goon, thug, hood n—-, real n—-. Just be a man. Be a real man. It’s cool. Real men know how to move as real men. Real men won’t allow themselves to be disrespected. Real men aren’t punks. But when you wanna do that goon, thug s—: pop pills, drink lean, ride around with guns, all that other s— knowing that you ain’t supposed to be moving like this — especially if you’re on probation — this is what happens. These are the consequences of your actions. Don’t feel sorry for him at all. Hate to see brothers go to jail on any level unless they really doing some serious s—. But he caused that on himself.

“I’ve told y’all this before — when Gucci’s out, he’s visiting,” he went on. “When he’s in jail, he’s home. Gucci just went back home and decided to take a longer stay. I’ve told y’all this before. This is what happens. This is what he does.”

Charlamagne went on to say that he doesn’t think jail time helps Gucci Mane or motivates him to change.

“Nah, nobody belongs in jail unless you a pedophile, child molester, rapist, psychopathic serial killer murderer,” he said. “Those guys belong in jail. I don’t think he belongs in jail. I don’t even think jail helps Gucci Mane. It clearly doesn’t. I don’t know what he needs. I don’t know if Gucci’s on drugs. I don’t know if he’s really mentally unstable.”

“If he’s been feeling unstable then he needs to be in some type of rehabilitation,” Charlamagne said. “He needs help, not jail. Once he put that tattoo on his face, that ice cream cone, we knew something was wrong, like really wrong.”

“I remember Gucci came to ‘The Breakfast Club,’” he said. “He was like, ‘Man I want y’all to come to my album release party and my mixtape release party. It’s gonna be at such-and-such club in Atlanta.’ I’m like, ‘Man, what the f— I look like?’ There ain’t no way in hell. I ain’t got nothing to prove to nobody. I don’t wanna be around that type of s— there, not at all.”

Gucci, born Radric Davis, pleaded guilty to a gun possession charge in return for a 39 month sentence. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July.

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