You know we love a good weight-loss transformation around these parts, and nobody’s has had more people talking over the years, women and men, than rapper Gucci Mane‘s. The 39-year-old, born Radric Davis, has turned his health and wellness around ever since he was incarcerated for about three years. He went from looking quite bloated off of greasy foods and codeine to slim and healthy when he was released in 2016, to the amazement of fans.
Since his release though, Gucci hasn’t faltered when it comes to his regimen. In fact, he’s kicked things up a notch, and was proud to announce to fans earlier this week that he’s shed a very impressive 100 pounds.
“I used to be fat,” he said in an Instagram video taped by wife Keyshia Ka’oir. “For people who ain’t in shape, people who ain’t healthy, people who need some inspiration, listen: I was 290 pounds, now I’m 190 pounds. I lost 100 pounds. I’m 190 right now. I said I’m 190! So check this out: You can do it if I can do it. Use me for inspiration. ‘Cause I’m seeing a lot ya’ll and y’all look terrible.”
The “Wake Up in the Sky” rapper flexed for the ‘Gram, showing off his new washboard abs and sharing his plans to go for a swim later as exercise.
Gucci has introduced all sorts of things into his lifestyle to stay fit. If you follow his Instagram, you’ll see he likes to play basketball, bike, boxing, working out with weights, cardio and more. He told Vogue in 2016 that he was working six days a week, Monday through Saturday, for an hour and a half.
“I used to live a life of excess, greed, and gluttony,” he said at the time. “Now I’ve learned to challenge myself—to get up every day and push myself to live a healthier lifestyle.”
He also rid his diet of a lot of bad food and vices, including that lean we mentioned earlier.
“I eat squash, which I never ate before, along with zucchini; I eat a lot of cashews, peanuts, bananas, apples, and I love salmon and chicken,” he said in that interview. “I try to eat very clean, and I drink about 120 to 130 ounces of water a day. I mark everything I eat on a chart so I can keep track of my daily intake.”
Cultivating discipline has been the key, and now Gucci can happily show off the results. As he put it, “I’m so fine I blow everybody mind!”
Looks like a side career in training just might be the next best thing for the Big Guwop. Make that Little Guwop.