Gucci Mane is counting his blessings and reflecting on life three years after he became a free man.
On Instagram Saturday, Gucci posted a video of him standing by the pool and wearing some pricy-looking jewelry. The rocks, which include what looks to be a diamond-encrusted necklace with a picture of himself and wife Keyshia Ka’Oir, as well as a flashy diamond ring, were gifted by Ka’Oir herself.
Looking back on his time since being released on a federal firearms charge, Gucci had lots to appreciate — including his wife of just over a year.
“I got out the feds 3 years ago today 💪🏿💰 My wife was just a huge inspiration @keyshiakaoir 💎💎Thank You 🏹🏹,” the MC captioned the post.
The rapper was sentenced to a federal prison in 2014 after he pled guilty to the unlawful firearm charges. He was set to spend three years and three months locked away. A judge also sentenced him to serve three years of supervised release with additional restrictions on his travel during that period, according to the Associated Press. He was also required to pay a $5,000 fine.
In response to Saturday’s video, fans flooded Gucci’s timeline with messages of support.
“Look what a good woman does to a man ❤️❤️”
“Wishing you the best. To you and your beautiful family.”
“the true inspiration, that from below you can reach the highest 🙇 @laflare1017.”
“The A proud of you Big Dawg!”
“I’m glad to see this man doing well 🐐🐐🐐🐐”
It makes sense that Gucci is giving props to his wife for his turn around. Speaking candidly to the New York post while her rapper beau was away, Ka’Oir admitted, “I did have the question thrown at me many times: ‘Why are you with him?’ I would tell him about it. It did not bother me because they do not know the real Gucci, so I did not care.”
Ka’Oir admitted she’s been “given credit for” her man’s style but noted, “You cannot make him do nothing he don’t want to do. He was willing to change.”
During his time away, Gucci did change. He gave up the drugs and booze he once leaned on before his prison stint. He admitted to Beats 1 Radio last year that if he didn’t get locked up, his vices would have resulted in his demise.
“I think I would have been dead, probably,” he said in the December 2018 chat. “I wouldn’t want to do it like that again, but you know… I don’t know. Drugs could’ve killed me, so you don’t know the future, but at the same time, jail was so hard, so I don’t know.”