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In a recent interview with Funk Flex, Gucci Mane sheds light on his time spent incarcerated in Terre Haute, a maximum security prison in Indiana.
“Being in a maximum security prison, it’s just a dangerous environment. But as an artist it was [a] super humbling experience for me, knowing what I’m worth and knowing what I got and to subject myself to, you know, you can only have a certain amount and this is what it is and you’ve got to abide by these rules so…it taught me something,” said Gucci as he was detailing his acclamation to prison life.
His time spent locked up forced Gucci to take his physical health a little more seriously, especially after he started to become stressed when he initially started his sentence. Gucci revealed that he got into shape to cope with the stress and it started by simply running up and down stairs in the jail.
“About two to three months in I started running up and down the steps in the jail and it was reliving stress and when I started I couldn’t even run up and down one time. So I ran up and down one time and walked around and then went to two times and walked around then it got to two hundred times up and down and I lost like thirty pounds like that,” Gucci recalls.
The simple workout would eventually lead to Gucci Mane losing eighty pounds in total, and also kept the Atlanta rapper focused on not only getting out of prison, but also getting better as a person. He mentions that he no longer does any drugs as he associates drugs with jail now and he, “never wants to go back to jail.”
Throughout the interview Gucci touches on many topics in addition to his health, including how his money allowed him to eat healthier than the other inmates, lessons learned while locked up, how his hard drive full of verses allowed him to continue releasing music while away and his appreciation for the younger generation of rappers and why he prefers to work with the youth, among other topics.
The full interview can be viewed below: