As 2013 continues to reveal new projects, Gucci Mane has announced that this will be a big year for his movement. In a recent interview with XXL, Gucci discussed a few reasons for this. He shared that he is currently working on Trap God 2: Spring Break Edition, a mixtape he will release when his film debut in Spring Breakers is released. 

Gucci also explained how Maria Carey is responsible for his start in films. 

“I gotta give all the credit to Mariah Carey,” he shared. “I thank her for that. Also I want to give a shout out to Nick Cannon and Mariah and their family. I thank her for introducing me to Brett Ratner, who did Rush Hour 3. I met him through her at our video for the song we did together, ‘Obsessed.’ Later she put me in touch with Brett Ratner and Harmony Korine who’s the director. They told me they were interested in putting me in a film but she was the connect to that.” 

In the film, James Franco plays the role of someone who resembles Riff Raff, according to Riff himself. However, Gucci disagrees. 

“That’s totally false,” he said. “I think Riff Raff’s just trying to gain some attention. And I think maybe [Franco] may favor a little bit his appearance, but it don’t have anything to do with the artist named Riff Raff. I know that for a fact…Truthfully he lying.”

Spring Breakers is scheduled to be released in March. 

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