Gucci Mane Is Finally, Mostly Free
Although Gucci Mane’s release from jail was worthy of a summer of hosannahs, he still had to serve time on house arrest. But it looks like that’s over with: The Atlantian legend, who’s preparing to release Woptober, Snapchatted himself cutting off his ankle monitor, which signals that he’s done with house arrest.
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Gucci Mane was sentenced to 39 months in prison after pleading guilty for firearm possession in 2014, and he’s been on house arrest since his early release back in May. He’ll still be spending time on probation, according to TMZ.
The house arrest has forced Gucci Mane to be creative when shooting Everybody Looking’s stream of music videos. Gabriel Hart, who directed the clips, spoke to SPIN about the process earlier this summer.
You know his brand is in the trap, East Atlanta, riding people around. The cliché, trap nigga shit we couldn’t do, so that kind of forced me to think outside of the box and be creative — 80 percent of the videos are done in the house. We shot like eight videos in two days, and then he called me back and we did four more in two days.
[I know] he likes that realism — and that couldn’t happen. So I went to expressionism. I built sets that represented the trap — a campy expressionism. It was like, “OK, let’s have the fire hydrant inside and graffiti everywhere.” Like, German expressionism-influenced.
The world is Gucci’s trap now.