A New Mane Event
Following in the foot steps of many other stars — N.W.A, Aaliyah, TLC, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, 50 Cent, Eminem, and more — Gucci Mane is gearing up for a biopic of his own. It seems the rapper is itching to tell fans his story, as he’s just released his book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, in September of last year.
Now, he’s headed to the silver screen, and it may never be the same.
Gucci is reaching for one more thing to add to his résumé. The platinum-selling artist, actor — for his feature in Spring Breakers alongside James Franco, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson — New York Times best-selling author, and fashion designer is about to add director to his repertoire.
Before dubbing himself “Director Gucci Mane,” The Mr. Davis artist tweeted that The Autobiography of Gucci Mane would be “coming to a theatre near you.”
“#1017Films,” Gucci added. Like anything he posts on social media, the tweet got the internet buzzing. Alongside giving hip-hop news outlets something to think about, he got fans pretty excited.
“Gucci Spielberg,” Twitter user @RGOKY_MIA tweeted. User @seanyb8197 wrote, “What can’t this man do?”
Call ‘Em Out
Hopefully, Gucci’s biopic will be more accurate than his autobiography, as some saw a few tales in a book that’s supposedly non-fiction. Waka Flocka, a former collaborator with Gucci, took to Twitter to shed light on Gucci’s book “full of lies” and the duo’s falling out.
“Honestly He sold the name Brick Squad to the label,” Waka replied when asked why him and Gucci fell off. “He just dropped a book full of lies no cap. The fans happy for gucc but Atlanta and the day1’z know it’s bigCap.”
He then added that he was never paid for “No Hands,” a 2010 banger. “Never seen a dollar,” Waka wrote.
It’s possible that the “Hard in da Paint” artist will still check Gucci’s film out though, as his previous comments on the rapper weren’t fully negative. One fan asked Waka how he felt about his former business partner’s come up and his new album. In real-one fashion, Waka said “only a hater” would speak badly on a person for doing better for themselves.
As for Mr. Davis… “[Fire] but my producers did his whole album but Flocka a hater crown me later,” he wrote.