Gucci Mane has re-opened his Twitter account - to apologise for a previous Twitter meltdown.
Funny how Twitter - on paper, such an ethereal, disposable medium - can make the news in its own right. With his behaviour becoming increasingly erratic, American rapper Gucci Mane caused a storm of controversy when he clicked online earlier this month.
Clearly in what could politely be termed 'a bad place' the rapper took umbrage with friends, rivals and former loves in a stream of tweets which fused manic wit with outright lies and appalling spelling.
Stopping his account, Gucci Mane's weekend ended with police arresting the rapper in Atlanta. Opening up his Twitter account, the newly reformed rapper apologised to those who had been hurt by his behaviour:
"Woke up the other day out this hospital bed & I’m so embarrassed & ashamed of my behavior that was brought to my attention. I just wanna man up right now & take this time to apologize to my family, friends, the industry & most of all my fans. I’m SORRY! I’ve been drinking lean for 10plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me. I wanna be the first rapper to admit I’m addicted to lean & that shit ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse. I’m currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help. I wanna thank everyone that has stood by me during this difficult time. Please keep me in your prayers."
Intriguingly, Gucci Mane doesn't apologise to any of the women hurt by his defamatory tweets - although he does extend an olive branch to make contemporaries. "I wanna personally apologize to birdman ross & drake... Dem my niggas. I 100% regret my words & actions."
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