A number of sources including Billboard.com have reported that Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane will be released from Atlanta’s Fulton County jail next week, May 12. A release next week means the rapper only served about half of his year long prison sentence.
Gucci was sentenced to a year in prison after violating the terms of his probation late last year.
Aside from the news of Gucci’s release next week it was also revealed that the rapper would be severing tieswith management company Mizay Entertainment and booking agency Hitt Afta Hitt Enterprises although Hitt Afta Hitt recently shared with AllHipHop.com that they have not received any official word about Gucci’s departure from the company.
“While it is being widely reported that my booking agency Hitt Afta Hitt is no longer working with Gucci Mane, I have yet to receive any type of correspondence from Gucci, the label or anyone else that supports that,” Hitt Afta Hitt’s Johnnie Cabbell told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “I have known and worked with Gucci for over a decade. I have seen his career grow from being a local phenomenon into a household name and I feel like I helped play a minor role in his success.”
Although Gucci has yet to be released from prison he’s already booked for one the season’s biggest music events, HOT97’s Summer Jam. Summer Jam will take place at New Jersey’s the Meadowlands Sports Complex on June 6.
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