Rapper Gucci Mane has been arrested in Miami on an Atlanta assault warrant, his lawyer said today (July 20). Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was arrested Friday by Miami authorities on the outstanding police warrant, said lawyer Dennis Scheib. Mane was expected to be sent to Atlanta later this week.
The aggravated assault warrant stems from an altercation earlier this month involving a promoter and employees at Mane’s record label, Big Cat Records. The promoter was injured and later filed a complaint with police.
Scheib said Mane wasn’t involved in the fight. The lawyer said Mane would have turned himself over to authorities if he and his client had been notified of the warrant.
Mane released his debut album, “Trap House,” in May. On the day of its release, the 25-year-old rapper posted a $100,000 bond on a murder charge in the May 10 shooting death of Henry Clark.
In that incident, five men entered a DeKalb condominium where Mane was visiting and exchanged gunfire with Mane before the men escaped. It is believed Clark was one of the five men who confronted Mane, Scheib said.
Scheib said that case has been put on hold until October, pending a new investigation by authorities.
As for all the publicity he has recently received in regard to his legal issues, Gucci Mane recently told Billboard.com, “In a way it kind of helps. A lot of people were saying they didn’t want to put my CD in their stores, so that kinda affected sales, but at the same time, the publicity did help sales a lot. Any press that you get is good press — bad or good, it’s still press, you know what I’m saying? But I didn’t put myself through all that just to sell a record.”
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