Gucci Mane Criticized for Wishing Coronavirus on His 'Haters'

The Atlanta rapper received backlash for an ill-timed tweet about the deadly virus.

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Gucci Mane is facing heat for a controversial tweet he posted on Sunday.

“I pray my haters die of corona virus,” he tweeted.

I pray my haters die of corona virus 😷

— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) April 12, 2020

People were quick to take issue with the tweet, with some noting that it was in bad taste, and others pointing out that the timing couldn't have been worse, as he made comment on Easter.

Man you need some online church services and a hug. This is the worst timed tweet ever. There are people actually mourning the loss of loved ones now, due to the virus. Bad move big homie...

— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) April 12, 2020

Why did I think he was gonna say something motivational 😂

— S🚀✨ (@susiefm_) April 12, 2020

🤣🤣🤣 while I pray mine live long and see how Great I will become one future

— Angela John✨🕊 ✪ (@Skygirl_Angie) April 12, 2020

That’s just too much.

— Petty Dani (@stylin_profiln) April 12, 2020

Lol everything is a reciprocal,you are also a hater in someone story so chill 😂😂😂

— Goldcoast Boy 🇬🇭 (@Dee_Tutu) April 12, 2020

This ain't it

— Majesty772 (@majesty772) April 12, 2020

Damn that’s harsh 😂

— Smile 😁 (@iTrustNo1ButGod) April 12, 2020


— convolk (@convolk) April 12, 2020

It's easy to see why people thought Gucci was making light of the virus, which has ravaged the country in recent weeks. At the time of writing, nearly 22,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Despite the backlash, the tweet remains posted on Gucci's Twitter account. 

Earlier this week, Gucci discussed his feud with Future, which stemmed from the release of their joint mixtape, Free Bricks 2: Zone 6 Edition, which was the follow-up to their first collaborative offering, Free Bricks. However, issues arose the day after Gucci was released from prison, when he dropped the whole project for free without submitting it to streaming services. Gucci revealed that he admitted he was in the wrong when he and Future recently squashed the beef.

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