A federal judge finally handed down an official sentence in Gucci Mane’s firearms possession case today, tacking on another 28 months to the 11 he’s already served in an Atlanta prison. As reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the rapper pled guilty last May after police found him with a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition. If Mane had gone to trial, he could have been met with a 10-year sentence due to his history as a convicted felon.
“You’re a young man,” U.S. District Judge Steve Jones said at Mane’s indictment. “You have a full life before you … I see a lot of famous people move outside the line … [If you continue to break the law] you’re going to wake up one morning broke. You’re going to wake up one morning back in prison.”
“He understands he has some work ahead of him and his goal is to bring resolution to this case and get back to performing,” Mane’s attorney, Drew Findling, added while asking for him to be moved to a West Coast prison and enrolled in a rehab program. “He doesn’t want anything to distract him. He wants to do anything to get back to the work place and the work place is the stage.”
As for whether he’ll actually be allowed to perform, Jones said Mane will have to limit his travel plans for three years after his sentence is over. That hasn’t stopped his sporadic mixtape output, however; in the past two months, Mane has released three albums, including Trap House 4, The Oddfather and Gucci Vs Guwop. And according to FACT, “there are plenty more to come, including his eagerly-awaited collaboration with Chicago driller Chief Keef.”