Don’t even try to get on Gucci Mane’s stage as he’s trying to perform. Maybe the old Gucci might have put up with that, but the new skinny, post-jail Guwop is not sharing the stage with anyone. A fan found that out the hard way when she leapt up onto the stage and was summarily dealt with.
She didn’t get a kicking the way that that leaping Lil Uzi Vert fan did down in NOLA, but Gucci and festival security didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet when a fan jumped on stage at The Dub Show, a concert and car show in Anaheim.
While Gucci was gearing up to rap his verse on Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” he took a second to turn around and grapple with the fan before she could grab onto him. We should expect someone with an ice cream cone tatted on his face to be pretty good at this sort-of ice cold rejection and the bikini-clad stage-crasher seemed to take it in stride… or, at the very least she didn’t try it again.
Gucci has been on a steady comeback trajectory since his release from prison last year. The rapper has returned to see a new wave of rappers who have crafted themselves in his image and many of these proteges are willing to put him on their new-school hits.
“Gucci is a guy that I think that has a sound that has created a way, even if you listen to the music today, it’s all, like 90 percent of it stems from the rap music that Gucci really created maybe 10 years ago,” producer Zaytoven said in an interview with HipHopDX.
He continued: “Just like me, the sound I’ve created and the sound I have I’ve been doing since we’ve started, so there’s nothing that we really had to go and change. Of course we kinda sparked it up a little bit, added a few new things, we started working. But for the most part, he got back to doing what he been doing before he left. He knew how to do that so good, as you can see, he dropped so much music while he was gone, people hardly know he was gone.”
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Before his bid, Gucci had problems with nearly every big name to come out of Atlanta including his former protege Waka Flocka. He got into it with everyone from Yung Joc to T.I. However, the formerly beef-prone rapper has largely avoided scrapping with anyone (except, of course, the occasional stage-crasher) since his return home.
It really seems like Gucci is just happy to be back out and making music again and his prolific pace since being released bears that out. He’s released two mix-tapes and two studio albums since he got out and even released a song on his very first day out of prison (aptly titled “First Day Out Tha Feds.”) He’s also done work with Kanye West and Drake since his release.
It’s clear that the prolific Atlanta rapper wants to pick up exactly where he left off. And he needs space to do that. Sorry, lady.
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