Was it that serious?
Davey D wants to know what, if anything, came of Gucci Mane slugging a former partner in rhyme, Mac Breezy, at a party. Gucci's doing short time for a parole violation and, on with a much-anticipated album set for release, Davey D of Hip Hop and Politics wonders what all of this means from an emerging voice in hip hop:
"For some this will not come as a surprise because of Gucci’s persona and rough and rugged reputation, but for many others its new and raises alot of question including, how was this issue resolved and if it wasn’t what’s the justification for all the mainstream promotion? For example, BET gave Gucci lots of love during their recent Hip Hop Award show. He was featured in 4 performances. It was just a few months ago that came under fire when they featured Lil Wayne and Drake doing what many considered an inappropriate raunchy adult themed song while trotting young girls who looked like they were no older than 12 or 13 across the stage. BET back pedaled and removed the performance in later showings.
But after all the anger that was expressed, they gave prominent performance spots to Gucci Mane. How have outlets who have promoted and are riding hard for him reconciled this? Does it need to be reconciled?
I ask this because when Gucci Mane performed on the BET Awards, he was featured in a Public Service Announcement talking about how its wrong to do drugs… Perhaps he should’ve been doing one that says ‘It’s wrong to hit women’…"