Gucci Mane Talks Recovering From Addiction And His Favorite Prison Reads On ESPN

The rapper tells “Highly Questionable” about his former PTSD and the turning point for his life and career.

In a new interview with "Highly Question" on ESPN, Gucci Mane opens up about his experience in prison and how it helped him recover from his addiction.

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The segment wastes no time getting into the personal details of Gucci's demons; he starts by comparing his career from 2012-2015 to "war," and likened his paranoia to PTSD. Gucci then discusses the torturous process of drying out from lean, the epiphany that lead to him wanting to change his life, and his favorite book to read in prison: James Allen’s 1903 book As a Man Thinketh. After being asked whether he was surprised that his heavy lean use didn't kill him, Gucci responded, “Yes, 100 percent. I’m blessed man, to even be here today.”

Watch the "Highly Questionable" interview above and revisit Gucci Mane's FADER cover story here.

Watch Gucci Mane talk life in prison and sobriety in The FADER-produced interview below.
January 08, 2017
Gucci Mane Talks Recovering From Addiction And His Favorite Prison Reads On ESPN