Gucci Mane Celebrates 3 Years Out of Prison: 'My Wife Was Just a Huge Inspiration'

Guwop is living his best life.

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Gucci Mane hasn't stopped smiling for over 1000 days. Guwop just celebrated his third year of freedom with a shirtless (of course) video by a beautiful pool, seemingly taken by his wife.

"I got out the feds 3 years ago today," he captioned the heartwarming post. "My wife was just a huge inspiration...Thank You."

We can't blame Gucci for beaming. Since his release, he's shared a steady stream of well-received albums and mixtapes, stayed clean and fit, written an autobiography and married Keyshia Ka'Oir. Beyond that, his years in prison gave the world time to reflect on his absence and he returned home to a new generation of rappers who are more than willing to give him his credit as an innovator and an icon. 

Gucci credited his prison stay for his healthier lifestyle, noting that he likely would have succumbed to drug addiction had he not been forced to give it up behind bars. 

"I think I would have been dead, probably," he said in an interview with Zane Lowe. "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." 

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