Gucci Mane Sentenced to a Year in Prison for a Parole Violation

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 11/12/09

Gucci ManeGucci Mane's celebrity has risen over the past year, and as he gears up for the release of his major label debut, The State vs. Radrick Davis, the rapper hits a road block -- a prison sentence.

According to MTV, Gucci was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday (November 12) for a probation violation and was immediately hauled off to prison following his sentencing.

This isn't the first time the rapper has gone through legal problems. There's been several incidents over the past few years. In 2005, he was being investigated on a murder charge, but the charges were dropped a year later due to insufficient evidence. During that same period, Gucci was serving time for assaulting a nightclub promoter a year prior.

Then, in September 2008, Gucci was arrested for  a parole violation after failing to complete a court-ordered 600 hours of community service. He completed just 25 hours. He was sentenced to a year in prison, and was released after serving six months.

With this new sentence, he's expected to be released in six months, if all goes well while incarcerated.

Things on the outside must go on though. Gucci's upcoming album is set to hit stores on December 8th, at the height of his career. The current single is "Spotlight" featuring Usher.

In 2009, the rapper has appeared on tracks with everyone from Mariah Carey and the Black Eyeds Peas to Omarion and 50 Cent.

  • b.k. the Wrestler

    Have fun in jail

  • Pint

    Good -- get that crap nucca off the map hes garbage fo real

  • Lauren

    I wish everyone would stop hating on Gucci. Other than a few careless mistakes at least he's doing something with his life. You haters spend all your time in front of the computer typing bs about other ppl, what are YOU doing? STOP HATING.

  • kanye

    ya biches, stop hatin

  • http://www.ballerstatus.com/2009/11/12/gucci-mane-sentenced-to-a-year-in-prison/ Michella

    Free Gucci! My favorite rapper of all time he a lyrical genius! Fuck u haters!! he drop more mix tapes than u take shits!!

  • http://www.ballerstatus Felix

    I wish everyone would stop hating on Gucci. Other than a few careless mistakes at least he’s doing something with his life. You haters spend all your time in front of the computer typing bs about other ppl. STOP HATING.

  • http://dvsinc.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!!!!!!!

    DAMN, "lauren" THAT MAKES YA A HATER TOO!!!

    OHHHH, AND ON THA GUCCI MANE TIP:

    MUCH RESPECT TO ALL THE SOUTHERN RAPPERS BUT I THINK MOST OF THESE RAPPERS ARE USING THE "GET IN JAIL CARD" AS A PUBLICITY STUNT!!!!

    HOW ELSE CAN YA GET THE MEDIA TO TALK 'BOUT CHA AND YOUR UP AND COMING ALBUM AT THE SAME TIME YOUR GOING TO JAIL AND NOT PAY A DIME????

  • BigWill

    Fuck dat goin to jail shit I love da puneny 2 much 2 b locked up wit a lot of niggaz dat shit is 4 battyman

  • lethal

    People b hating on the dude but what moves are they making to get to where he at.I had ppl who get mad at me for saying this but its like look y are you so concerned with the man music .If you don't like it turn the channel. Real talk times have changed and if you can't change wt time as a artist you don't need to b in the game seriously

  • Candle

    Gucci hated on himself, his ignorance is why he's in jail. No one is above the law. Gucci had a choice. Complete community service and remain free or go to jail. He made his choice by not completing community service...

  • GEORGE

    @Lethal, the moves he's making I don't wanted to make. Going to jail isn't cool. I don't like the fact that this was going to be his biggest year and he's keep getting locked-up. I'm from Georgia and see how people are loving the boy, why mess things up? He's not lyrically at at all, but he gets love. Either he's going to be Snoop or DMX, he's showing a lot of potential to be one or the other.

  • N I 4 N I

    hes wack!!!! face it!!! nursery rhyme wack ass style of his!!!

  • Jackie

    Oh well!!!!

  • dretruth

    in and out in and out - what about your success and the message behind your music is what now. Just stay thugging you are losing me man - very slowly losing.

  • Philly-O

    Call me a hater all you want, the man ain't got 2 cents of talent on a mic. Also, how you gonna get sentenced to 600 hrs of comm service, and only do 25, and expect to stay out of jail. That's just stupid...do your math! lol

  • lethal

    @GEORGE:
    Nah im not talkin bout going to jail.I don't think the shit cool.The dude need to stay focused

  • slab

    LOL damn rappers and jail, jail and rappers...shits gettin drastic

  • http://dvsinc.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!!!!!!!

    AAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

    IT'Z AN EPIDEMIC N*GG*Z GOING TO JAIL!!!!!

    ??????????????????????????????????????????

    OHHHH, THAT'S NOTHING NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @PHILLY-O I CO-SIGN THAT COMMENT!!!!!!!

    GUCCI MANE IS JUZ "R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D" LMOL

  • jordan

    why yall hatin

  • http://yahoo.com Teairra

    Fuck yall haters...Gucci still doin numbers!lol

    Gucci Gurl-

  • http://ballerstatus.com P Killa 100

    U lil niccas kill me with this stop hatin stop hatin bullshit. It's hate if you don't like him for the sake of not liking him. But homie is straight up trash, he can't stay on beat, his flow is trash his lyrics are simplistic, hell my 4 year old son could come up with the shit he says. Oh and I'm from Memphis so you can kill that I don't like Souther rap shit.

  • Skeezy

    Yes it is hating when I 1st listen 2 gucci I thought he was trash to then he just got creative if you don't like his fkiw respect his grind he a real street nigga and it aint hard to tell

  • http://facebook.com jeremy

    cleveland dont like gucci coochie anyway but bubba and slick back will they'll be waiting for him in the slam.

  • http://facebook.com bugattidealer

    the only pablisity this boy will ever get if its not from vibe will be in the chow hall or the shower in the joint.

  • http://yahoo.com mz.tisha

    Let my baby go man dats some fucked up shit

  • http://yahoo.com mz.tisha

    Dats messed up yall need to let my hubsand GO

  • AWESOMENEST 1

    look some people may not like gucci mane some do but yall gotta understand gucci messed up and now he gotta pay yeah it's true he had a choice and he didn't make the right one but as you can c he movin on and you need to move on to stop jumping on his case!!!!!

  • j

    gucci mane is the realist rapper ever to hit the street his music game is killin anybodys gucci does the things he raps about. unlike lil wayne that punk boy

  • http://v103 Shay

    OK I LOVE GUCCI
    BUT HE SHOULD HAV THOUGHT ABOUT ALL DAT BAD STUFF HE DID HE WENT TO JAIL FOR A MURDER CASE, VIOLATION OF PEROLE ASSAULTING HITTING NO HE NEED TO TAKE A BREAK AND CLEAR HIS MIND SO UNTIL THEN I LOVE U GUCCIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2012

  • DEE

    FUCK YALL HOES I'M BANGGIN GUCCI ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!