At the height of his career, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane was jailed for a parole violation that got him a year behind bars, but he accepts his punishment.
In a statement released to XXL, his first since being sentenced last week, Gucci (real name: Radric Davis) says he plans to stay positive while incarcerated, and wants to thank his fans for their loyalty.
“I have accepted full responsibility for my actions and I am ready to deal with what is in front of me right now,” the rapper said. “Thankfully, my label is still moving forward with my album release so I will have plenty to look forward to when I get out. I am remaining positive and want my fans to know that I am grateful for their loyalty and continued support. I will get through this.”
Gucci’s attorney, Dwight Thomas, also released a statement explaining his client’s state of mind in court and how he was able to avoid a maximum sentence.
“In court, Mr. Davis was extremely articulate and he was remorseful for his conduct,” said Thomas. “He was able to convince the courts that he was not deserving of the two year prison sentence he was facing.”
Despite being away, Asylum/Warner Bros. Records are moving forward with the release of Gucci’s first major label album, The State vs Radric Davis, set to drop on December 8.
The album includes features from Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Usher among others.