The path to their wedding started with a bath
It’s not exactly the sort of meet-cute you’d expect from a romantic comedy, but then again, nothing about Gucci Mane’s story is typical. According to a new interview with Mane’s wife Keyshia Ka’oir, the pair fell in love after she gave Guwop a bath. No, really.
Keyshia explained it all to Page Six in a recent interview:
“I went on tour with Gucci in 2010 — that is when it really started to get serious. I fell in love with Gucci when I bathed him… I put him in a shower and just bathed him. I just did things to him and he looked at me and said, ‘Wow, no one has ever bathed me before. I am a traditional Jamaican lady, that is what you do. You take care of your man.”
How They Met
It’s incredibly unlikely, but so is everything about the couple’s coupling — a part of which is being turned into a reality TV series. Just take a look at the way they ended up meeting in the first place. Keyshia explained the circumstances to the The Fader as follows:
“In 2010, Gucci was in jail in Fulton County, and I was the XXL ‘Eye Candy of the Year. When you’re in jail, you get these magazines with the sexy models, so he got the magazine, too. I had already been in Timbaland’s ‘Say Something’ video and Gucci had seen the video. He called [his manager] Amina from jail, and he was like, ‘Who is Keyshia Ka’oir? I want to meet this girl.’ He was like, ‘I’m getting out soon, I need her for my next video, you have to find her! ‘”
“A day or two later, I got a call. Amina was like, ‘I work with Gucci, he wants you to —’ and I’m like, ‘Whatever.’ Because I don’t even want to be around rappers. But Gucci kept asking, and eventually I agreed. When he got out of jail, they flew me to Atlanta right away to do the ‘911 Emergency’ video. That’s the day we met. He was in love with me on sight.”
Ka’oir said that she saw something different in Gucci Mane, beneath the character that rap fans know and love.
“I saw something in him that no one did,” she said in a preview of the upcoming series that shows off their nuptials. “He proposed and I said yes. My wedding will be over-the-top fabulous. Think of royalty, love. It will be a diamond-flooded wedding for both of us.”
Hitched Without A Hitch
Reports put the cost of the wedding at $1 million. With that level of money being thrown around, you’re allowed to be pushy about everything going off perfectly. Keyshia is adamant that she’ll get what she wants.
“All the women have to wear a gown, as if you are getting married. And the men have to wear white suits. Even my camera crew has to wear white. If you don’t come dressed accordingly you have to leave, and I am so serious,” she told Page Six. If you come wearing something else then you were not invited.
The wedding will take place in Miami and be aired on BET as The Mane Event on October 17.
What do you think? Is bathing your man just something that you do? Would you expect anything different in the wild ride that is Guwop’s life? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.