Days after the release of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, the rapper has revealed that he’s moving on to the next project, make that the next two projects.
In a recent chat with Vulture.com, Gucci revealed that his initial plan was to pen a screenplay. “I always thought about writing a book. I actually wanted to write a screenplay… while I was in prison my friend Harmony Korine [director of Spring Breakers, which Gucci acted in] was sending me books and telling me to write a screenplay,” he explained.
Detailing how his autobiography came to be, Gucci added, “Then one day, my engineer told me that I should write a book. I wasn’t even in prison yet. I was waiting to be sentenced. I was like, okay, let me try it. Then one day, I wrote 30 pages.”
Gucci went on to reveal how he linked up with Neil Martinez-Belkin, who serves as the book’s co-author. “Then Neil wrote me in prison... He told me that I should write a book and left his number. We connected and I told him that I wrote 30–40 pages. I mailed it to him and he told me it was amazing and I should send him more and he’ll put it in book form so it would come out by the time I got out. That’s how it came about. I went so far down that I couldn’t do anything but go up. I couldn’t do a lot but I had time to write, so why not do it?”
An avid reader, Gucci shared just how much time he spends reading, “I try to read a book a week. Every time I’m at the airport, I’m at the bookstore. Every time I’m on the plane, I’m reading,” he said.
Reflecting on the things he wants readers to take from his new book Gucci said, “I want everyone to read and think that if Gucci did it and the stacks were against him — some were my fault, some not — he still did it. I want people in prison to know that Gucci came out and did something with his second chance.”
Hinting at his future plans Gucci concluded, “I’m 100 percent writing another book and I’m definitely going to write that screenplay.”
Aside from celebrating the release of his new book, Gucci is preparing for a trip down the aisle with his longtime girlfriend, Keyshia Ka’oir. The Wopster’s big day will be chronicled in the upcoming BET series The Mane Event.