Rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a soldier at an Atlanta nightclub in March.
The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon last month after surrendering himself to police about a week and a half after the March 16 incident. Gucci Mane allegedly hit James Lettley in the head with a champagne bottle at the Harlem Nights Club after Lettley asked to take a picture with him.
An ambulance crew tended to a gash on Lettley’s head, and he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he received 10 stitches.
“That is dangerous because if there was to be any other fan trying to approach him, ain’t no telling what else he might do to them,” Lettley said. “He could have possibly killed me. I just hope and pray that I recover pretty well because I still want to serve my military career.”
Gucci Mane was also accused of hitting another fan at a club in Philadelphia shortly after the Atlanta incident.
The fan, who was identified as TJ, said he approached Gucci Mane to shake his hand when he was punched in the face. TJ said he sustained a chipped tooth and swelling on the left side of his face.
“He’s out on bond, just going about his life,” the rapper’s attorney, Drew Findling, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
This isn’t Gucci Mane’s first time getting arrested. He served a six-month sentence in 2005 and another six-month sentence in county jail in 2009 for violating his probation in relation to a 2005 assault. Gucci Mane was initially charged with murder, but the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. In 2010, the raper was arrested for driving on the wrong side of the road, running a red light or stop sign, and other charges. Since then, he has been arrested five more times.
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