Gucci Mane is an American rapper who helped in pioneering the hip hop subgenre of trap music, alongside fellow rappers like T.I. and Young Jeezy. So far, he has released 12 studio albums and over 70 mixtapes; and in 2007, he founded his own label, 1017 Records, which he currently oversees.
The Atlanta native’s extensive career has seen him work with music artists such as Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Marilyn Manson, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown. Although his timeline has been fraught with crime allegations and intermittent jail terms, Gucci Mane’s consistency in the musical space has made him an authority. He’s been named an “avatar of East Atlanta,” and “the most influential underground rapper of the past decade.”
Gucci Mane is the husband of beauty mogul Keyshia Dior who is the CEO of three companies.
How Keyshia Dior’s Path Cross With Gucci Mane
According to Gucci Mane, their first meeting was actually engineered by him in 2010. After seeing her on the music video Say Something by Drake and Timberland, Mane came across her a second time in XXL’s Eye Candy, his interest was aroused and he had Amina his assistant book her for a video shoot. As soon as Keyshia got into the town for the shooting of their scheduled video, Mane got his assistant to get her out to the set of Boy from the Block even though she was scheduled to appear the next day for their 911 Emergency video at Club Life.
Gucci Mane just had to pay her a compliment upon sighting her for the first time because according to the rap artist, she is absolutely gorgeous. Mane who was already captivated by her looks asked that she wait around after they wrapped up but she declined, telling him that they will meet again the next day for their scheduled shoot and that piqued him, the rapper was completely enamored and wanted her even more.
They Eventually Went On Their First Date
The shooting for 911 Emergency happened to be very successful and they had such a good time. Even with a whole gang of models showing up for the video shoot, Gucci Mane made sure that Keyshia understood that she was his leading lady, making sure she was comfortable and well taken care of. In fact, Mane saw to it that she had all she needed in the dressing room; he just wanted her to feel good about coming out to work with him in Atlanta.
When they eventually wrapped up, Mane practically begged for her to spend an extra night in Atlanta so he could wine and dine her. Keyshia eventually said yes and they ended up at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead still kitted in their all-white matching outﬁts from the video shoot. The meal they ordered that night was the same; salmon and mashed potatoes, and even though the whole thing was out of character for the rap artist, he just had to take her hand as they left the restaurant, he clearly didn’t need a crystal ball to know that she was special.
Becoming A Couple
A mere glance at Keyshia would reveal to anyone that she is absolutely stunning, but to Gucci Mane who has had his fair share of beautiful damsels, it was much more than that; there was certainly more to her. Mane admitted to felling for her beauty at first as he ogled her photo while sitting in the clink, however, he quickly began to appreciate the lady as a person.
Mane later got to learn about her life story, of how she lost her father and brother, and how she has earned some good money within a short while. Keyshia told Mane that she has saved almost all she made with future plans of launching her own cosmetics line which would comprise lip gloss, lipstick, eye shadow, and stuff like that. The rapper confessed that as he watched her talk about her plans, he could tell immediately that this was not just a girl ﬂapping her gums. He was actually sitting with someone who when she sets her mind on achieving something, would go all out and do just that.
Gucci Mane confessed that they had their differences as Keyshia was a complete opposite of himself; she was not a party goer, didn’t do drugs, and never ventures out if not for work where she gets paid. Knowing all these about his new love interest, Mane just had to downplay his vices.
It would appear that the love bug didn’t just bite Gucci Mane, it also struck Keyshia really hard, and when she eventually returned to Miami, the artist requested that she join him on the road as he was doing his best to keep up with his demanding schedule of shows, studio sessions, as well as media. Mane admitted that he was really into her but was handicapped by his busy schedule; he was over the moon when she eventually obliged him and as they say, the rest is history! Keisha would later reveal that she fell in love with the rapper when she bathed him during one of the days of the said tour which took place in 2010.
Their Relationship Ultimately Led To Marriage
As their romance blossomed, the beauty mogul showed more and more support for her boyfriend even when he was caught up in a legal drama involving a prison stint and probation period. Her unflinching support earned her a 25-carat diamond engagement ring from the artist. Few years down the line, Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir exchanged marriage vows on Mane’s favorite date on the 17th of October 2017. Relatives and close friends were on hand to witness their marriage. The next valentine, Mane went overboard by upgrading his wife’s wedding ring with a 60-carat flawless oval ROCK worth over $1 million.
Before meeting Keyshia Ka’oir, Mane has been romantically linked with other women, including Masika Kalysha, Sheneka Adams, and Kat Stacks. He disclosed in his 2017 autobiography that he has a son from a previous relationship. But he’s probably not alone in this matter as there are strong rumors that Ka’oir has three children from a previous relationship in Jamaica. It is said that the model left the kids to pursue a modeling career in the US. A rumor she strongly denies.
Gucci Mane has acquired Wealth In Excess of $12 million
As of 2020, the hip hop star has an estimated net worth of about $12 million. With so many excellent releases from the artist, his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Gucci’s work has been nominated and selected for several notable awards. In 2017, his work with Rae Sremmurd was nominated for the BET’s Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award and his song with Chris Brown and Usher, Party was nominated for Best Collaboration. In the same year, the song Down won the MTV Music Video Award for Best Pop Video. The work was also nominated for Best Choreography and Song of the Summer.
Much of Gucci’s wealth has come from his extensive career as a rapper, through album sales and touring, having dropped over 71 mixtapes and 13 studio albums. His income was boosted after he founded his own label 1017 Records in 2007.
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, the rapper’s memoir, was released on the 19th of September 2017 and landed at #4 on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction list as well as #4 on the combined print and e-book nonfiction list; this has sure opened another avenue for more income.
He appeared in a couple of films in 2012. In 2019, it was announced that the rapper would be the face of the Italian fashion brand, Gucci’s Gucci Cruise 2020 Campaign.