Gucci Mane will be behind bars for most of the foreseeable future. The Atlanta rapper is in prison serving time for a weapons charge and won’t be eligible for release until 2016 at the earliest. But the controversial hip-hop star has penned a letter from prison, updating his fans as to his state of mind and promising that he will once again take his place among the hip-hop elite.
“My idea is to take my career to the next level,” Gucci wrote. “I am planning to take my music to a higher level and use the attention and influence to sell movies, books, clothing and be a living testimony to all people showing that you can start from humble beginnings and transcend to something greater.”
“It feels great to see my plan take root and begin to blossom even though I’m physically incarcerated, but spiritually and mentally, I’m free as ever. I enjoy working out molding my body and I look forward to changing my diet for the better because I realize to get to the status I crave, I must make a life-change which is permanent not a quick-fix.”
Gucci emphasizes his desire to remain sober, after well-documented issues with substance abuse. He also envisions a luxurious lifestyle waiting for him after he is a free man again.
“I know that by me stayin’ sober, praying and fasting and stepping up to the plate to the father, and man I am destined to be, I will impact my family and the entire universe for the better,” Gucci Mane writes. “I can see myself now at the top of my game, me and my beautiful lady walking the red carpet at the best parties and getting flooded with accolades at the award shows and setting trends that will be copied around the world. This is not a dream though, this is a plan that I will affect directly.”
Gucci’s positivity is commendable, but it seems that he could use a bit of a perspective shift. Material wealth and fame seem to still be what motivates and inspires him; which isn’t inherently a bad thing. But for a man with so many demons, perhaps he should focus on those personal, mental and physical goals he’s set for himself; and not remain so preoccupied with red carpets and awards shows.