Gucci Mane announces he’s leaving Atlantic Records and labels them ‘polite racist’ in since-deleted tweet
Gucci Mane is taking aim at Atlantic Records with some tough talk on Twitter.
The Atlanta-based rapper, 40, called his longtime label ‘racist’ and announced he’s leaving the Warner Music Group company. He then followed that up by urging all artists to stand with him and follow suit.
‘Leaving#AtlanticRecords July 3 these crackers polite racist,’ he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Tough talk: Gucci Mane, 40, called out his longtime label, Atlantic Records, and announced he’s leaving the Warner Music Group company in July in a since-deleted tweet
The Proud Of You rapper (born Radric Delantic Davis) also encouraged his music industry colleagues to band together in a united voice, while referencing the Black Lives Matter movement.
‘All artists let’s go on strike f*** these racist a** labels burn them down too #BlackLivesMatter #BlackExecMatter f*** these crackers????’ he wrote.
Mane has been signed to Atlantic Records since 2007, but in 2013 he was dropped for a period of time after he tweeted insults towards the company and its representatives.
He later apologized for the tweets and said he was binging on codeine at the time, according to NME.
Moving on: The Atlanta-based rapper maintained he is leaving Atlantic Records July 3
Shaky working relationship: Mane has been signed to Atlantic Records since 2007, but in 2013 he was dropped for a period of time after he tweeted insults towards the company and its representatives
Leading the charge: Mane also encouraged all artist to band together in a united voice and ‘burn down racist labels’, while referencing the Black Lives Matter movement
The Alabama native’s harsh rants didn’t end there.
He again took to Twitter on Friday and called out the luxury fashion brand, Gucci, while again brining up the subject of race.
‘To all snitches and haters and the most polite racist ever @Gucci,’ he wrote before adding, ‘I pray y’all die of corona virus.’
More tough talk: Mane also called out the luxury fashion brand Gucci
Mane is credited with helping pioneer the hip-hop subgenre trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based artist T.I. and Young Jeezy in the 2000s and 2010s.
Over his career he has worked with such stars as Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Drake, Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez and Marilyn Manson.
Most recently he released a new single, Both Sides, featuring Lil Baby on May 29.
Unique: Mane is credited with helping pioneer the hip-hop subgenre trap music
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