Gucci Mane was released from jail yesterday (May 26) to the delight of his fans and peers; but the rapper’s stint behind bars ended 117 days earlier than anticipated. Gucci’s scheduled release date was September 20, so his attorney, Drew Findling, explained to XXL why the hip-hop star is a free man months before anyone thought he’d be.
“The reason for his release date is myself and my legal team took the position that he was not properly deemed and then credited for the time he was incarcerated while waiting for his case to go to court,” Findling said. “We filed a series of motions after which being considered, the court signed an order in agreement with us. Bailor was sent to the Bureau of Prisons and his sentence was adjusted accordingly and he was released.”
Gucci, born Radric Davis, had been in jail since 2013; he was arrested in September of that year for firearms possession. His longtime girlfriend Keyshia Kaoir revealed his release through a number of videos on Snapchat. As far as Gucci’s noticeably slimmer physique, Findling said that it’s all part of the star’s new outlook and new approach as he moves forward following his incarceration.
“He’s probably 50 pounds lighter,” Findling said. “He’s fit and trim. He’s in incredible physical shape and he’s ready for the next chapter of his life and excited about the next chapter in his life.”