Embattled rapper Gucci Mane has been sentenced to six months behind bars for violating his probation, according to a report. The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, was handed the punishment on Friday (27Sep13) in relation to his latest arrest in Atlanta, Georgia on 14 September (13), when he was taken into custody on suspicion of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
Documents obtained by editors at worldwrapfederation.com show Mane was ordered to serve 183 days in prison.
The sentence emerges days after the rapper confessed to a 10-year addiction to cough syrup and finally admitted he needs to seek treatment in rehab to conquer his demons.
Mane has been dogged by legal troubles for years - he walked free from his last jail stint in May (13) following an arrest for an alleged probation violation. He is also due to stand trial later this year (13) after pleading not guilty to allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta nightclub in March (13).
Troubled rapper Gucci Mane has spent 10 years battling an addiction to cough syrup and has finally admitted he needs to go to rehab. The hip-hop star's erratic behaviour has hit headlines over the last few weeks, and he was most recently arrested in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month (Sep13) after an associate allegedly called cops and voiced concerns about the rapper's antics.
Mane, real name Radric Davis, was detained after allegedly threatening officers, who claimed to have found him in possession of a gun and a small amount of marijuana, and he has now issued a statement revealing he has been struggling with an addiction to prescription cough syrup, which is mixed with soft drinks and nicknamed "lean" or "purple drank".
The 33 year old, who remains in custody, insists he is now ready to seek help and hopes to start a rehab stint soon.
In the statement, posted to his Twitter.com account, he says, "Woke up the other day out this hospital bed & I'm so embarrassed & ashamed of my behaviour that was brought to my attention. I just wanna man up right now & take this time to apologise to my family, friends, the industry & most of all my fans. I'm sorry! I've been drinking lean for 10 plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me. I wanna be the first rapper to admit I'm addicted to lean & that s**t ain't no joke (sic). I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse.
"I'm currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help. I wanna thank everyone that has stood by me during this difficult time. Please keep me in your prayers."
Gucci Mane also issued an apology to stars including Drake, Rick Ross and Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, who he recently blasted in a bizarre Twitter rant, adding, "I wanna personally apologise to BirdMan, Ross & Drake.... I 100 Per Cent Regret My Words & Actions."
Rapper Nicki Minaj was also targeted in Gucci Mane's Twitter meltdown and she subsequently urged the star to seek professional help, writing in a post on the social networking website, "I'm praying 4 (for) him. 4real (sic). He's sick and in dire need of rehab."
Troubled rapper Gucci Mane was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia in the early hours of Saturday (14Sep13). The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, was detained by cops on suspicion of disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
The arrest reportedly occurred after one of Gucci Mane's associates called police and voiced concerns about the star's behaviour.
The police report, obtained by Ajc.com, states the rapper became "increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them".
Officers allegedly found the 33-year-old star to be in possession of a handgun and a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested and taken to a local hospital for a check-up as a precaution.
The arrest comes just days after Gucci Mane hit headlines for lashing out at Nicki Minaj in a bizarre rant on Twitter.com, prompting the Starships hitmaker to implore him to seek help.
Gucci Mane has been dogged by legal troubles for years - he walked free from his most recent jail stint in May (13) following an arrest for an alleged probation violation. He is also due to stand trial later this year (13) after pleading not guilty to allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta nightclub in March (13).
Nicki Minaj has urged fellow rapper Gucci Mane to seek help in rehab after he embarked on a Twitter.com rant on Monday (09Sep13) and alleged that he had slept with the Starships hitmaker. Mane used the social networking blog to lash out at his label bosses at Atlantic Records and a slew of stars, including Drake and Waka Flocka Flame, while he also boasted about his alleged sexual exploits with Minaj and R&B beauty Ciara.
Minaj was quick to shoot down his claims, tweeting, "May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man... N**ga da way ya (sic) ugliness is set up... crackhead. Jesus strike me dead right now if I ever had sex with this animal."
She later revealed she had received an apology from Mane and shared her concerns for his wellbeing with her fans.
She wrote, "Ok Gee (Gucci Mane) called me... that was fun tho (though) I'm praying 4 (for) him. 4real (sic). He's sick and in dire need of rehab. Love".
Mane's Twitter tirade comes amid unconfirmed reports the rapper has been dropped from Atlantic Records. He is no longer listed on the label's roster on its official website.
The embattled hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, has been dogged by legal troubles for years - he walked free from his most recent jail stint in May (13) following an arrest for an alleged probation violation. He is also due to stand trial later this year (13) over allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March (13). Mane has pleaded not guilty.
Way back in the days of yore, when shorts came in different colors and shurikens in different flavors, we met a new kind of James Franco. A James Franco who spouted his 'spicions through grille-plated teeth, cackling maniacally as he danced with the ivories over a Britney Spears sonata. That was when we knew him to be a sure-fire candidate for the Academy Awards. Yes, Franco's turn in Spring Breakers deserved an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, no doubt. As such, we put together the following Faux Your Consideration ad in celebration of the actor's performance in Harmony Korine's masterful attack on the human condition:
And now, almost six months later, the actual world has followed suit. A real For Your Consideration ad has surfaced for Franco, making a plea for his rightful passage into the Academy's roulette of award-worthy names. The Hollywood Reporter debuted distributor A24's below banner — a promotional shot from the film coupled with some high praise from Village Voice's Scott Foundas — which is the first step toward winning Franco that deserved trophy...
...well, second. We still hold fast to the fact that We started this thing.
...Okay, Franco and Korine started it. So, we were second. This is third. Either way, give him an Oscar.
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Gucci Mane's aggravated assault case is heading to trial after a judge refused to allow the rapper to complete community service in lieu of a possible custodial sentence. The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, entered a not guilty plea in May (13) over allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March (13).
Davis' lawyer asked for the star to be handed a community service stint as punishment, but a Fulton County judge denied the request on Monday (19Aug13).
The musician's attorney tells Fox News the trial is expected to take place in November (13) or December (13).
Rapper Gucci Mane is facing a lawsuit from U.S. concert promoters over allegations the star double booked himself with two gigs on the same night. Executives at Empire Entertainment claim they hired the hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, to perform a gig for them in Little Rock, Arkansas on 22 November (12), but he reportedly cut short his set and raced 138 miles (222 kilometres) to play a second show at a nightclub in Tennessee.
They have filed suit accusing him of breach of contract and fraud, according to TMZ.com.
Website editors report the promoters are demanding the return of Mane's $22,500 (£15,000) fee plus reimbursement for the money they spent on his hotel and travel expenses.
I think we can all agree that the main problem with Spring Breakers is that it's simply too normal. Thankfully, director Harmony Korine is in the same mindset and is making up for the lack of weirdness intrinsic in his movie by undertaking the task of remixing it entirely. In speaking with the LA Times, Korine expressed his intention to rebuild his story using new footage:
"With music remixes sometimes," Korine said, "when certain producers take a song and chop them up and deconstruct them – why not try that with a feature film? Using all different footage, making the same film all over again."
Resulting in... Spring Breakers, but shot from different angles? Spring Breakers, but constructed on different bits of dialogue? Spring Breakers from the point of view of Archie, or the ATL Twins? We have no real idea how this will manifest (but then again, we had no real idea of what would come of Spring Breakers the first time around).
"It'll be the first chopped and screwed movie," Korine continued. "The film has been sizzurped! ... The ghost of DJ Screw came back and edited the film. It's going to be an interesting experiment." As such, we are indubitably excited. Excited for more Britney ballads, more descents into absolute corruption, more shorts. Every color.
Alien wasn't kidding, y'all: Spring break. Spring break Forever.
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Rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault. The hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, appeared at Fulton County Superior Court on Monday (13May13) to enter his not guilty plea over allegations he hit a soldier over the head with a bottle in an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub in March (13).
Mane handed himself over to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest following the incident and was indicted for aggravated assault on 9 April (13).
He was released from custody on 12 April (13) after posting $75,000 (£46,875) bail, but found himself back behind bars 24 hours later (13Apr13) amid allegations of a separate issue with his probation.
Mane was freed earlier this month (02May13) and his lawyer, Drew Findling, argued during Monday's court session that no evidence exists against his client other than the alleged victim’s report.
The rapper has endured several run-ins with the law over the years and served time behind bars in 2011 following his conviction on charges of battery, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct for pushing a woman out of a moving car.
There wasn't much of a happy ending for Happy Endings star Elisha Cuthbert on Wednesday night as she cheered on her boyfriend, Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, in the NHL playoffs. The Maple Leafs lost to the Boston Bruins, and Cuthbert was captured on video giving Maple Leafs goal-tender James Reimer's wife April the stink eye. The "Elisha Cuthbert b***h-face" rumors ran rampant almost immediately, but was our sweet, TV star darling really throwing shade at another hockey wife?
As it turns out, the answer is a fairly resolute "no." The women exchanged frustrated glances after the Maple Leafs' defeat was official, suggesting that rather than the duo sparring off with their best death stares over some offhand comment, they were expressing their dismay at their significant others' playoff loss.
This video shows a longer look at the two women, helping to support the suggestion that it was all a moment of commiseration. Of course, there's no recorded audio from their box seats, so it's always possible that one little lady blamed the other's hunky hockey player for the Maple Leafs' bad news. But we're big fans of Cuthbert around here and she wrote on Twitter that it was just a misunderstanding:
Things are not always what they seem. I'm insulted and disappointed by a lot of these Comments. That's real. Not a 3 sec. Clip.
— Elisha Cuthbert (@HappyElishas) May 9, 2013
We're inclined to believe the chipper actress, but check out the video for yourself.
What do you think is happening in this video?
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