Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane left the social media world in a frenzy yesterday (September 9) and over the weekend, after letting loose a series of malicious Tweets aimed at Nicki Minaj, Waka Flocka Flame, Iggy Azalea, T.I., and a number of other artists.
It now appears that the person behind the slew of Tweets may not have been Gucci Mane after all. Yesterday, a man claiming to be Gucci’s brother announced that the rapper had been hacked and suggested that he was sabotaged.
@gucci1017. Eh this gucci brother sum1 hack brah twitter. Yall tr y sabotage brah. Dat messed up let gucci b. GOD kno d truth. Hackers
— Young Throwback (@youngthrowback)
@gucci1017. Eh this gucci brother sum1 hack brah twitter. Yall tr y sabotage brah. Dat messed up let gucci b. GOD kno d truth. Hackers— 1017youngthrowback (@youngthrowback) September 10, 2013
The Tweet sent from Gucci’s alleged brother was also ReTweeted from the official Twitter account of the Trap House III creator.
Additionally, TheFader.com reports that Gucci’s Twitter rant follows news that the rapper may have been dropped from Atlantic Records and is no longer with his manager, Kevin “Coach K” Lee.
“He’s not with Atlantic anymore,” said a rep for Atlantic Records, according to HotNewHipHop.com. “Not sure how the deal ended, it may have been a time thing…It looks like it just wasn’t working out with Coach—which based on the tweets and his behavior, one could see why.”
Following Gucci Mane’s social media diatribe, a number of artists including Nicki Minaj and Tyga fired back with comments of their own. Both artists have since deleted all Tweets made about the rapper.
Since the release of Trap House in 2005, Gucci Mane has gone on to release a number of studio albums including Hard To Kill, The State vs. Radric Davis, and his most recent LP, Trap House III. Released on May 13 of this year via 1017 Brick Squad, Trap House III included guest features from 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Chief Keef, and more.