Gucci Mane Talks Life In Prison, Why He'll Never Change The Content Of His Music
Even though Gucci Mane said that jail was good for him because it got him off drugs, it definitely wasn't a cake-walk, and he talked about it in an interview with Fader magazine.
"Life in prison was hell," said the 36-year-old rapper.
"It was a maximum security prison, and it was a lot of violence. People were dying every week, [but] I think it helped me get to the point I'm at now, to drive me out from the drugs. It gave me time to reflect. It made a lot of relationships that were toxic in my life just fall away," he stated.
Later in the interview, the much slimmed down Gucci explained why the content of his music stays the same, and why he has no interest in rhyming about his troubled past.
"Braggadocia," he said. "That's what I like — I'm doper than everybody, I'm fresher than everybody, I'm the illest — That's really me."
I never really made music to make people try to feel sad. I don't want people to feel sorry for me. I want them to feel powerful. I want them to feel aggressive ... I want to hear the s--- that people probably think 'This ain't good to be played around kids,'" he added.
"You can read the rest of Mr. Mane's interview here.