It seems not all Gucci Mane fans are super fond of his dramatic transformation.
Over recent years, the “Tone It Down” rapper ostensibly turned his life around, eliminating drugs and alcohol out of his life as well as losing a significant amount of weight. Some people even claimed the new and improved Gucci was a government clone set to whitewash trap music, but he’s of course disputed those rumors.
The “Trap God” artist recently celebrated 14 years of being in the music industry while also highlighting his impact on the rap game. He also posted side-by-side photos of himself from 2005 and one taken this year.
“05 TraphouseLaflare to 2019#delusionsofgrandeur 14 years 💯 tapes later #TrapGod is Good 💪🏿,” he wrote via Instagram.
Gucci received overwhelming support from a few fans.
“So proud of you big homie 💯 Name another rapper who still relevant after 14years… 👀 #IllWait #GuwopTheGoat.”
“💪🏿 Wop That’s a bad mutha on the left and even more on the right #longevity.”
Others claimed Gucci himself and his music hasn’t been the same since his glow-up.
“I prefer the 2005 Gucci he was litt before this cloned a– nigga 💯 that old music slap. “
“Give me the old Gucci music with the new Wop body Buurrrrr. U done switched up.”
“I miss da old Guwop his music gets played in my car all day long. Go back to drinking lean.”
“Bring back Traphouse Wop 😫 we like him better his music more litt!”
After serving almost three years behind prison for a 2013 firearms charge, “Wop” came out 50 pounds lighter than he went in and apparently did an overall 180 with his life. He also committed to staying sober and free of alcohol use.
During an interview with GQ magazine in September 2018, he addressed clone rumors and the critics who aren’t a fan of his transformation.
“In a way I feel like I grew,” he said. “I kind of morphed into a different person. Shed some of my old ways. I can say I grew up. I love the person I was, I love the person I am, and I love the person I grew to be. I tried to lose weight, I tried to take care of myself, change my thinking, my environment and associates — the ones that wasn’t benefiting me. I guess that’s the transformation everybody’s saying they can’t believe. But I can believe it.”
He added that not everybody was happy with his lifestyle change, saying, “Sometimes people kind of want you to fail. They wanna see you fall. I get it. People love to see tragedy.”