All eyes are on Gucci Mane today, following yesterday’s bizarre news that he slept through his sex scene in Spring Breakers. Vulture got a hold of Gucci for an interview today and the ATLien shed a little light on the situation, and his feelings about the film and the movie business in general. When asked about the incident in question, Gucci explained:
"Yes, I was knocked out. I was tired. I had a concert down there in St. Petersburg, one of the days I had to shoot a scene. Same time, same night. We started shooting at ten o'clock in the evening until one or two o'clock. I was extremely tired because Harmony would work for almost 48 hours straight, I think. Even though Harmony is a close friend and a great director, he's a hard boss. Make sure you put that in bold letters."
Vulture then asked about the speculations that Gucci might have been having real sex in the film, to which he responded: "I tried to have some. [Laughs.] They just wouldn't let me. It was simulated, but, you know, I wish it wasn't"
Amongst his other, less sexual insights, Gucci noted that he got the role through Mariah Carey, who put him in touch with director Brett Ratner and that he was already a fan of writer Harmony Korine’s Kids and Gummo. Gucci went on to explain that he is considering more film work in the future, saying,
My plan is to drop three of my own films, that I produce, under my own company, Brick Squad Films, this year. It's going to be a big year for me in film. I guess the filmography of Gucci Mane has just begun.
Finally, when asked about hi co-star and in-film rival, Gucci admitted: “I would collaborate with James Franco as a rapper any day.” Cross your fingers for that and read the rest of the interview right here.