Gucci Mane writes open letter to fans from prison

Rapper says he wants to take his career 'to the next level'

Imprisoned Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has written an open letter to his fans, detailing his career plans and assuring them he is mentally “free as ever”.

Although the Brick Squad member, currently serving a prison sentence for weapons possession, isn’t due for release until the end of 2016, he has steadily been releasing various material in recent months.

In the letter, published by MTV news, Mane assures his fans he will be “stepping up to the plate” as he hopes to take his career to the “next level”. He also talks about sobriety and adjustments to his diet in an effort to make important life-changes.

“My idea is to take my career to the next level. I am planning to take my music to a higher level and use the attention and influence to sell movies, books, clothing and be a living testimony to all people showing that you can start from humble beginnings and transcend to something greater,” he writes.

“It feels great to see my plan take root and begin to blossom even though I’m physically incarcerated but spiritually and mentally I’m free as ever. I enjoy working out molding my body and I look forward to changing my diet for the better because I realize to get to the status I crave I must make a life-change which is permanent not a quick-fix.

“I can see myself now at the top of my game, me and my beautiful lady walking the red carpet at the best parties and getting flooded with accolades at the award shows and setting trends that will be copied around the world.

“This is not a dream though this is a plan that I will affect directly. I know that by me stayin sober, praying and fasting and stepping up to the plate to the father, and man I am destined to be I will impact my family and the entire universe for the better.”

Earlier this month, Mane’s ‘Trap God 3’, a mixtape made up of 17 new tracks, was released.