In a pair of since-deleted tweets, Gucci Mane announced that he's leaving Atlantic Records next month and also called the label "polite racists."
"Leaving #AtlanticRecords July 3 these crackers polite racist #SoIcy Summer," he wrote in one tweet that was sent out on Thursday.
.@Gucci1017 calls his label “polite racist” in new tweet announcing his departure:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 12, 2020
“Leaving #AtlanticRecords July 3rd these crackers polite racist #SolcySummer” pic.twitter.com/aXnfxLMnfw
In another now-removed tweet, Gucci called for artists to go on strike, writing, "All artists let's go on strike fuck these racist ass labels burn then down too #BlackLivesMatter #BlackExecMatter fuck these crackers???"
@gucci1017 wants all artists to go on strike and says ”F*ck these racist ass labels burn them down too.”— No Jumper (@nojumper) June 12, 2020
— y'all agree with Gucci? pic.twitter.com/jJeCnVnQMg
However, this wouldn't be the first time Gucci has publicly aired out his label situation. Back in September of 2017, Gucci said he planned to leave the label and go independent, writing, "I'm going 100 percent independent and drop a mixtape every other day."
2018 I'm going 100 percent independent and dropping a mixtape every other day 🤷🏿♂️#MrDavisTheAlbum— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) September 22, 2017
Then, in November, Gucci announced that instead of going independent as he previously suggested, he signed a $10 million contract extension with the label.
Thank You @AtlanticRecords for the 10 million dollar extension #ELGATOTheHumanGlacier— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 8, 2017
I appreciate It sincerely
Gucci, who's gearing up to release his compilation project Gucci Mane Presents: So Icey Summer on July 3, the date he previously mentioned he would be leaving Atlantic, recently linked with Lil Baby to drop off the music video for his new single "Both Sides."
Atlantic has yet to comment on Gucci's statements.