Gucci Mane, the ice cream tattoo man, remains behind bars despite tweeting that he was celebrating his release from prison on Wednesday. A representative said that he will remain in jail in Fulton Countyl, New York, due to procedural delays.
The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, is serving time for a battery assault alleging that he shoved out a female passenger from his moving vehicle.
The hold up, according to his lawyer Ahsutosh Joshi, is because there is an order which requires him to go back to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson before he can be released.
Joshi hoped that the dispute would be resolved by the end of the day.
Once the state prison is aware of the judge's order... they will remove or release any hold they have on Mr. Davis and he can be physically released from the Fulton County Jail, his lawyer told MTV.
His tweet about his release led to rumors of him releasing his new mixtape Writings on the Wall 2 hosted by DJ Holiday and that he was headed to strip joint Club Onyx.
Gucci created a sensation in January when he celebrated his release from a psychiatric ward by getting an ice-cream tattoo done on his right cheek. Gucci, was released from a psychiatric ward after pleading mental incompetency for violating his parole during an altercation in Atlanta in November, 2010.
Gucci has a long list of run-ins with the law. While serving a six-month jail term for assault in late 2005, Davis was charged with murder, though the charges were later dropped due to a lack of evidence. In 2009, he served a year-long prison term for violating probation for his 2005 assault conviction.
Gucci’s works include Back to the Trap House (2007), The State vs Radric Davis and The Appeal: Gerogia’s Most Wanted. A pretty telling nomenclature.
He has also done several mixed tapes. He appeared on remixes of the songs Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas and Obsessed by Mariah Carey. He has made a lot of guest appearances on various other artists’ songs.
This March, he released a 1017 Brick Squad street album titled The Return of Mr. Zone 6.