Radric Delantic Davis, popularly known as Gucci Mane, is a famous American rapper and recording artist. Since childhood, he built interest in writing verses and began to experience live music from the age of fourteen. Then he debuted with the studio album ‘Trap House’ followed by his second ‘Hard to Kill’ and third ‘Trap-A-Thon’ alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy.
Furthermore, in 2016, he collaborated with Rae Sremmurd ‘Black Beatles’ that reached number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The rapper has also involved in several controversies with his fellow rapper artist as well as legal issues. Let us scroll below to dwell upon his personal life and details of his legal issues.
Caption: The American rapper, Gucci Mane.
Gucci Mane: Bio, Family, Education
The recording artist was born as Radric Delantic Davis on 12 February 1980, in Bessemer, Alabama. He was born t the parents Ralph Everett Dudley and Vicky Jean Davis. His father served in the U.S. serviceman as well as a plant worker while his mother is a social worker and teacher. His both parental and maternal grandfather had also served in the military including World War II.
Further, he has an elder half-brother, Victor Davis born from his mother’s previous relationship. Mane took the surname of his mother because, at the time of signing a birth certificate, his father was on the run from the police due to dealing drugs. His parental grandmother raised him while her mother attended college to get a degree.
For his education, he first joined Jonesboro Elementary school. Later at the age of six, his step-brother, Victor introduced Hip-Hop music to him by bringing in the concerts of LL Cool J and Beastie Boys. Afterward, he moved to Atlanta with his mother and completely distant from his father when he remarried. After moving Atlanta, he attended Cedar Grove Elementary School. However, he ended up selling drugs, mainly cannabis along with his older brother. Furthermore, while he reached eighth grade, he started his career as a drug dealer.
Teenage Life & Early Career:
In his teenage, he already began to deal with drugs but never had taken himself. But he experienced his first smoking cannabis with the girl he had a crush on. He has attended Ronald E. McNair High School and graduated with a 3.0 GPA in 1998. Also, he was a bright student with good grades in his studies. And got a HOPE Scholarship at Georgia Perimeter College and took a computer programming course. Due to his irregularity in classes, however, the college kicked him out after caught by undercover police in charge of possessing crack cocaine.
From the age of fourteen, he began rapping and started to take the music seriously. At that time, he first released ‘La Flare’ with Str8 Drop Records about 1000 Cds and distributed in East Atlanta. In 2001, he began to manage Lil Buddy and then linked up with SYS Records in 2002 as a member of the Sign Yourself Click. After that, he launched his own label ‘LaFlare Entertainment’ after joining with producer Zaytoven.
Gucci Mane: Career & Life Achievements
After struggling for a while, he released the song ‘Black Tee’ in response to Dem Franchize Boyz hit record ‘White Tee’. Also, he collaborated with fellow uprising rapper Young Jeezy and prepare to release a first debut album. In 2005, his first studio album ‘Trap House’ came out featuring single ‘Icy’ with Jeezy. Following that, his second album ‘Hard To Kill’ released in 2006 which included the hit single “Freaky Gurl”. The single peaked number 12 on the Hot Rap Tracks, number 19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2007, his commercial debut album ‘Back to the Trap House’ came out that included an official remix of ‘Freaky Gurl’. Following the success of his mixtapes ‘Bird Money’ and ‘Writing on the Wall’, Warner Bros. Records signed him in May 2009. With the records, he delivered his second studio record ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’. In the same year, he made a total of seventeen guest appearances including Mario’s ‘Break Up’. In 2009, he has also released mixtape ‘Guccimania’ that considered to be successful to date. The single took #36 on the Hot 100, #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop as well as on the Rap Songs.
In 2010, after being released from jail, he changed his label ‘So Icey Entertainment’ to ‘1017Brick Squad Records’. After that, he released ‘The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted’ and single ‘Gucci Time’, producing and featuring Swizz Beatz. Having many successful albums and EPs, he joined the newly form group ‘Gucci Gang’ along with Lil Pump and Smokerpurp who came together at Coachella 2019 for the first time. It is rumored that he is working with the members for their upcoming joint project.
Besides involving in music, he has also dwelled on other professions like acting, writing, and clothing business. Further, his acting concerns, he debuted with the 2012 film ‘Birds of a Feather’. In that year, he also worked in the American crime film ‘Spring Breakers’ that featured James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Shaley Benson.
Moreover, he has also published his autobiography ‘The Autobiography of Gucci Mane’, in 2017. He wrote the autobiography while his probation time in prison. Further, his book became the New York Times bestseller book. As a businessman, he has involved in clothing business as well as collaborated with Italian fashion house ‘Gucci’ since 2019. He has launched his clothing line ‘Delantic’ in 2016 that merchandise from T-shirts to hoodies and underwear too.
Gucci Mane: Personal Life & Girlfriend
Coming over to his personal life, Mane is a married man since 2017. He has married a beautiful lady Keyshia Ka’oir which he states to be the inspiration of his life. Before meeting her, he had made claims to be involved sexually with many of his girlfriends but was never serious with them. Further, Mane proposed his girlfriend turned his wife at an Atlanta Hawks basketball game after finishing his performance.
Then on 17 October 2017, they tied a knot which was paid by BET and produced an accompanying 10-segment TV series ‘The Mane Event’. The series featured the wedding preparations to the ceremony of their marriage. Together, they had not produced any child as of now. But Mane stated that he has a son Keitheon born in 2007 from his past girlfriend Sheena Evans. He further revealed that he only came to know he had a son in 2016. Also, he agrees to pay baby mama $10000 a month in child support.
Caption: Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka’oir
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Controversies & Legal Issues:
The rapper who is famous for his successful raps and record producing has also surrounded by controversies and in legal problems. He had been arrested several times for his crimes in dealing with drugs and once murdering in self-defense. Police also arrested him for driving on the wrong side of the road or not following traffic rules. In April 2011, he was arrested twice in charge of battery and assault with a deadly weapon.
In 2013, The Atlanta Police Department arrest him after allegedly attacking a fan who wants to take a photo with him. He had also some controversial issues with the artist like Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole, Yung Joc, and Waka Flocka Flame.
Gucci Mane: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Mane has collected a huge amount from his career as a rapper and entrepreneur. Also, the rapper had made a profitable amount as a record producer founding over 1017 Records. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at $12 million. In addition, he had bought the home worth $2.75 million in September 2016 in Atlanta which now rose to over $3 million.
The musician has millions of followers wherever he goes. Similarly, he has a million followers on his social media platforms with personal and verified accounts. On Instagram, he has an account @laflare1017 with 12.8 million followers. He has a Twitter account @gucci1017 with 8.2 million followers. Also, he has a Facebook account having over 8.9 million followers.
Gucci Mane: Body Measurements
The controversial rapper has a slim body that stands to a tall height of 1.88 meters or 6 feet 2 inches. His well-maintained body has a body-weight of 95 kg and wears a shoe size of 11 US. He has black hair and eyes color.