Gucci Mane Sentenced to 39 Months: Rapper Jailed for Gun Possession Charges

11:42 AM EDT 8/21/2014 by Jamie Dinar, Celebeat Reporter

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Gucci Mane was sentenced to 39 months in prison on a federal gun possession charge, which could affect the rapper's touring schedule.

Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, plead guilty in May to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and was handed his sentence Wednesday, Aug. 20 in a Georgia court. Should Davis have plead not guilty, he could have gambled with a possible 10-year prison term.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones said the rapper might face travel limits for three years after his release, keeping him from leaving the Northern District of Georgia for more than seven days at a time. Davis would be required to seek approval by a probation officer for a longer trip.

Davis' troubles began on Sept. 14, just days after a publicized Twitter rant aimed at fellow artists, including Nicki Minaj. Police spotted him walking on an Atlanta street late at night, but when they stopped him he became "increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them," E! News reported.

The complaint claimed he was in possession of a small amount of marijuana, a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition. At the time of the incident, the rapper was on probation for battery charges from 2011, and already had an aggravated assault conviction from 2005 on his record.

In court, Davis' attorney Drew Findling asked if he would be allowed to serve his time in a drug program housed on the West Coast, far away from negative influences, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"He understands he has some work ahead of him and his goal is to bring resolution to his case and get back to performing," Findling said. "He doesn't want anything to distract him. He wants to do anything to get back to the work place and the work place is the stage."

Davis remained quiet for most of the hearing, but told the judge, "I thank you and I definitely don't want to withdraw my plea," according to E! News.

Judge Jones reportedly told the rapper, "You're a young man, you have a full life before you. I see a lot of famous people move outside the line." He continued that if Davis continued to misbehave, "you're going to wake up one morning broke. You're going to wake up one morning back in prison."

At the end of the hearing, Judge Jones tried keeping it cool. "According to young people, my nieces and nephews, you are quite cool," the judge said.

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