Gucci Mane shows off his grill (and his ice cream fact tatt) on the cover of The Source?s annual Green Issue. The feature is written by Brian “B.Dot” Miller of Rap Radar and the issue hit newsstands yesterday (March 22nd).
Check out an excerpt where Gucci speaks on making the Forbes list last year:
Source: You don?t make Forbes by being stupid. Do you feel like people doubt your intelligence?
Gucci: Yeah. The critics and bloggers ridicule and scrutinize [but] it fuels my ?re. I can?t say I want to enjoy all the spoils of the game without being criticized. I actually welcome it as a part of success. I don?t want everybody to like me. So many people feel like I don?t deserve the things I got. I know I worked so hard for ?em, so [criticism] makes me work even harder.
In related news, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson covers the recent issue of Vibe. Fiddy, who had most of his tatts removed via a costly laser procedure last year, shares his thoughts on face tattoos and how it affects an artist’s longevity.
Fiddy’s cover shot PLUS his quotes on ‘tattoo mentality’ below:
That?s the craziest thing. Not necessarily Gucci, but to tattoo your face says that there?s not a possibility that you can actually walk into a legitimate establishment without makeup covering your face every day. That does not work. It creates a separation. It says, ?I?m an artist.? That?s it.
That?s the statement you make when you go and tattoo your face?But know that the public will not have interest in you as an artist for life. You have to be phenomenal. Talk to the best that do it and they will tell you that it will take more than you being an artist.
It takes marketing, maneuvering to generate for that long. When you got 40-year-old rappers in the game, those guys have maneuvered and survived. READ MORE
Fiddy makes a ton of sense. Hopefully others will take heed to his message…