Gucci Mane is making some big career moves, despite being locked up in Georgia for a probation violation. Gucci has fired his management company Mizay Entertainment, as well as his booking agency. The companies have been named in federal lawsuits alleging that they booked the rapper for numerous dates without revealing that he was heading to jail. The Management reportedly failed to refund hundreds of thousands of dollars in advance payments. Gucci Mane has since signed a deal with First Avenue Management, as well as CAA to handle the booking of his shows. The emcee has also chosen to end his So Icey Entertainment imprint, becoming the President and CEO of his new label 1017 Brick Squad Records Inc.
Gucci Mane discussed his recent decisions saying, quote, “I’m taking control of all my business properties and keeping the focus on my career, my music and my artists. All the pieces to the puzzle are finally in place and once I get home it’s Gucci time.” Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months behind bars last November for violating his probation that stemmed from a 2005 assault case and will get out of jail next week on the 12.