In what must have been the shortest-lived publicity stunt of all time, Gucci Mane officially changed his name today and then, almost immediately, changed his mind. Yes, after eight years, he took to Twitter to “retir[e] the great GucciMane” and became “Guwop” or “Wop” earlier today.
Then, after several minutes of outrage from his followers, he completely revoked the statement. It’s worth noting, though, that the name-change announcement had almost twice as many favorites and retweets as the revocation. See exactly what he had to say below, dream of the alternate universe that could have been and look out for Trap House 3 and Juug House on July 2.
July 2nd I'm officially changing my rap name to Guwop and retiring the great GucciMane Thanks Fans, for 8 years as Gucci now it's Wop turn— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 4, 2013
I am officially NOT changing my name to Guwop it will officially stay Gucci Mane due to my Fans' response.. Trap House 3 & Juug House July 2— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 4, 2013