Gucci Mane Says Cockiness Keeps Him Sober
Gucci Mane appears on ESPN's His & Hers and discusses a variety of topics including Rae Sremmurd's song "Black Beatles," his fandom for the Alabama Sooners and Atlanta Falcons, and his sobriety.
Guwop discusses how prison changed him, explaining that jail made him realize he needed to get sober. Mr. Zone Six says, "It changed me, 'cuz it just gave me a time to sit back, evaluate my life and look at all the mistakes, all the things I know that I did wrong and I need to correct. And to ensure that I don't come back into this prison I'm just gonna be totally sober... I want to jump every hurdle that's in front of me, and it takes me having a clear mind. I know my weakness, and being sober is just like a big strength to me."
Then, His & Hers co-host Jemele Hill asks Gucci, "How do you manage your sobriety with the entertainment lifestyle?" Gucci replies, "It's easy to me. Like you say, I live an extravagant lifestyle. And to me, it's kind of even being more cocky. I love to tell someone, 'Hey listen, I don't do drugs. I'm sorry baby, but I don't want anything to drink, I'll take a water.' I take pride in it. I like the responses. It surprises people, and it kind of throws them off. But you know, I don't want to be predictable. I don't want to do what everybody else does. I'm doing this for me."
You can view the interview above. In addition, Gucci talks about his love for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and college football's Alabama Sooners, touches on the success of "Black Beatles," which just cracked the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100, and discusses how he put out so much music while he was locked up (he made a decision to let his team release all the leftover songs on his laptop).
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