False reports of Gucci Mane's release from prison this holiday weekend arose, but records indicate that the rapper is still locked up.
MTV reports that the rapper, who is serving time for a battery charge alleging that he shoved a female passenger from his moving vehicle, is still being held in the pen but will be release sometime this week.
In 2005, Gucci skated on a murder charge due to insufficient evidence from prosecutors, and has served prison time regarding assault and drug charges.
This past March, he released a 1017 Brick Squad street album titled The Return of Mr. Zone 6.
UPDATE: MTV.com reports that Gucci was supposed to be released today, but is still incarcerated due to “procedural holdups.”
"We are hoping that Mr. Davis is released today," said Ashutosh Joshi, Gucci’s lawyer. "He is scheduled to be released from Fulton County Jail. However, there are some procedural holdups between the county jail and the state prison as to whether Mr. Davis has to go back to the state prison before he can be released."
Joshi has an order from a Fulton county judge that guarantees his release, but there are current instructions in place to send him to Jackson State Prison for his official liberation.
“There is an order from a Fulton County judge requiring that Mr. Davis serve his time at a Fulton County jail," he continued. "So it is our hope and belief that once the county jail and the state prison are able to communicate — which we understand is occurring today, and once the state prison is aware of the judge's order, that they will remove or release any hold they have on Mr. Davis and he can be physically released from the Fulton County Jail."
UPDATE #2: Gucci Mane has been released from prison. In celebration of his freedom, Gooch released his new mixtape Writings on the Wall 2 hosted by DJ Holiday and headed to strip joint Club Onyx.
My Welcome Home Party 2nite at Club Onyx
UPDATE #3: Despite tweeting last night that he was celebrating his release from prison, Gucci Mane remains behind bars. According to RapFix, he is still in custody at Fulton County Jail where a rep says, "Mr. Davis will be with us for a while,” explaining that there's a hold by the Georgia Department of Corrections that will send him to Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia following his release.
UPDATE #4: Gucci Mane has finally been released from prison after false reports that he'd been liberated. According to his lawyer Ashutosh Joshi (via XXLMag.com), Gooch was freed at approximately 4:35 a.m. after the Georgia Department of Corrections released its hold on him. Gucci will celebrate his freedom with a welcome home party at Club Fathom in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
I'm back bitch gucci back bitch did u miss me or miss my raps bitch...
Tonight my welcome home party is at Club Fathom 412 Market st Chattanooga TN, don't miss it brrr