*Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane is facing federal firearms charges after authorities say he was found in possession of guns on two occasions.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta said Tuesday that the performer, born Radric Davis, faces two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Prosecutors say Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found to have a gun on Sept. 12, and was found to have a different gun in his possession two days later, on Sept. 14. Prosecutors say he acted erratically and threatened people on both occasions.
The 33-year-old was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 19.
Davis’ lawyer Drew Findling said he is reviewing information in the case and then will decide what action to take.
*Embattled rapper Gucci Mane is suing his former collaborator Waka Flocka Flame and his manager mother over allegations of fraud, accusing them of sabotaging his career, reports TMZ.
Gucci hired Waka’s momager, Debra Antney, to serve as his manager for four years from 2006. But the rapper, who has been in and out of jail, now claims the pair released his music and collected royalties without his knowledge.
In legal papers obtained by TMZ, Gucci accuses Antney of allegedly taking more than the usual manager’s fee of 20 per cent, resulting in a loss of money and damage to his reputation.
Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, is suing for damages on charges of fraud, racketeering and conspiracy. He is also demanding a judge freeze the assets of both Waka Flocka Flame and Antney, and force them to return a ring and neck chain that his ex-manager allegedly took from him.
Gucci Mane served as Waka Flocka Flame’s music mentor early on in his rap career and signed the 27 year old to his 1017 Brick Squad Records label in 2009, but the two stars reportedly fell out the following year after Mane parted ways with Antney.
Rapper Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for assault March 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia
*Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with a fan at a downtown Atlanta nightclub.
The rapper, born Radric Davis, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.
An arrest warrant was issued for Gucci Mane after James Lettley of Fort Hood, Texas, who serves in the military, told police the rapper struck him in the V.I.P. area at Harlem Nights Club on March 16. Lettley said he was in Atlanta for his birthday and hoped to get a picture with the rapper when he was attacked.
The rapper’s attorney, Drew Findling, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Gucci Mane is out on bond and “just going about his life.”
*Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, has turned himself in to Atlanta authorities after an arrest warrant was issued in connection with his alleged assault on a soldier.
As previously reported, the rapper was at an Atlanta nightclub on March 16 when he allegedly cracked a soldier with a champagne bottle after he asked the artist to take a picture together.
The victim commented that he hadn’t expected the rapper to be so violent. “I’m in the military. I wanted to get a picture with Gucci Mane, is it OK?” the soldier told WSBTV he had asked a security guard. This then prompted the rapper to strike him in the head with a champagne bottle, causing “a severe laceration on the top of the man’s head” according to a report of the incident, obtained by ABC.
According to the police report, Gucci Mane then left in a white Chevy Tahoe, while the soldier, identified as James Lettley, was taken to the hospital, where he received ten stitches.
The Atlanta rapper , currently starring in the film “Spring Breakers,” was booked into the Fulton County Jail late Tuesday for suspicion of aggravated assault with a weapon, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
*A judge has ordered rapper Gucci Mane to pay more than $270,000 to a jewelry company in Georgia for borrowing a set of diamonds and failing to give them back.
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A&A Diamonds filed a lawsuit against the artist in Henry County earlier this year, claiming they loaned Gucci Mane a ring, necklace and bracelet and gave him 15 days to either return the pieces or pay for them.
The lawsuit accuses Gucci Mane, born Radric Davis, of taking the bling and only handing over $40,000 for the lot.
A judge has now awarded the company a default judgment after he skipped the court hearing. He’s ordered to pay more than $270,000 for the jewelry as well as interest and attorneys’ fees, according to TMZ.
*Rapper Gucci Mane walked out of jail last weekend after serving less than half of his six-month sentence.
The artist, real name Radric Davis, was sentenced in September following his conviction on two counts of battery, two of reckless conduct and one charge of disorderly conduct. He tried and failed to appeal the sentence in October.
Davis was reportedly released from a Georgia county jail on Sunday (Dec. 11), and now he’s determined to put his legal troubles in the past.
“This is the last time I think I’ll ever by in jail. I really feel that way,” he tells XXLmag.com. “It was a time for me to sit back and just refocus the whole way I do things, man. The times away from my fans just made me want to grind, get in the studio, go to my shows and appreciate my job and what I do now.”
Davis’ recent crime was connected to an April case in which he was charged with pushing a 36-year-old woman out of his moving vehicle.