May 14, 2013 15:28

Gucci Mane pleads not guilty to nightclub assault charges

Rapper was charged after alleged altercation with fan in Atlanta

Gucci Mane pleads not guilty to nightclub assault charges

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Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon following an alleged altercation in which he struck a fan on the head with a champagne bottle.

In March of this year, Mane was arrested after US soldier James Lettley claimed that the rapper had attacked him in a nightclub in Atlanta. According to Billboard, Mane - real name Radric Davies - has denied the charge, with his attorney Drew Finding stating: "He’s out on bond, just going about his life."

Lettley claimed that he had only wanted to take his photograph with Mane when the incident in the Harlem Nights establishment occurred, leaving him requiring 10 stitches. "I was speaking to the security guard, and Gucci Mane hit me in the head with a bottle," he said. "And as I looked at him in the shock of why, one of his friends hit me in the side of my face."

He added: "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. 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."

Mane was subsequently jailed and released on bail in April after serving a month behind bars, but was re-arrested just one day after leaving prison for an alleged probation violation. Earlier this year, meanwhile, the rapper announced his intentions to change his name to Guwop - but abandoned the plan 30 minutes later after being subjected to abuse from his Twitter followers.

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