Gucci Mane has been a busy man as of late. After releasing his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, earlier this week, Gucci sat down with Trevor Noah to discuss his latest endeavor and how he was able to revamp himself after serving time in prison.
During their interview, Gucci candidly explained what his life profession would have been had he never pursued rapping. “Honest to God, I think I would have been maybe a kingpin,” he said on The Daily Show. “Some kind of way I would have been a leader, man. I have a really good way of crewing people up.”
Gucci also delved into his torturous time in jail, and how he managed to stray away from his past indiscretions, which included crime and drugs. “It was a vicious cycle, and it kept repeating itself until this last time,” Gucci explained. “I think it was the consequences. Once my consequences got dire, when I was facing 20-30 years, it forced me to be like, ‘You know, that’s it. I’m changing my lifestyle. I’m changing my choices. I’m gonna reflect on my life and see what I did wrong.’”
He continued: “A lot of people done lost their lives to that and drugs in general. I could’ve been one of those artists that don’t wake up the next day. I don’t want that in my future.”
Watch his interview with Trevor Noah below.