I'm guessing Gucci Mane got up this morning, put the pounds in the kitchen and smoked a blunt with his OJ. It's a beautiful day in Atlanta. After a deep breath/puff, Gucci finally felt inspired to change his name. It's a thought he's kicked around his head for a while. Today, everything made sense. Today was finally the day.
July 2nd I'm officially changing my rap name to Guwop and retiring the great GucciMane Thanks Fans, for 8 years as Gucci now it's Wop turn— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 4, 2013
Unfortunately, GuWop's high faded -- fast. Just thirty minutes later, his buzz was killed. Paranoia set in. What have I done? He quickly decided to switch his name back to Gucci.
I am officially NOT changing my name to Guwop it will officially stay Gucci Mane due to my Fans' response.. Trap House 3 & Juug House July 2— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 4, 2013
Who knows what actually happened in that thirty-minute span. There were quite a few anti-GuWop tweets from fans, but it's also possible an A&R saw this, laughed, realized it wasn't actually a joke and set Gucci straight.
What's clear though, is that Gucci has been floating this around for a while. Here's a tweet Wiz sent out -- meaning an "Aye, bruh, whachu think about my new name?" type of conversation took place (how I envy the fly on that wall) after the two recorded a track together.
He also might have shoes coming out.
Air Guwaps Coming Soon #JUSTDOIT— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) February 17, 2013
But what the hell is GuWop? (Side note: Does it matter?) All we have to go on, thus far, is his song with Trinidad James "GuWop N*gga," and his track with Young Scooter, spelled slightly differently, "Big GuWap".
The lyrics give us as much of a clue as we're going to get: All these hoes tryna GuWop, n*gga.
Unfortunatley, "N*igga get shot/N*gga get popped/Big GuWap" doesn't help much either.
But before "GuWap/GuWop" made its way into songs/names, it was/still might be the name of his upcoming album which also experienced a GuWop fake name-change.
Sorry to my Fans I'm not naming my album coming spring 2013 "GUWAP" I've changed it to "LIVING LEGEND" #TRAPGOD 10/17/12— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) October 16, 2012
Is Gucci going through some sort of existential crisis? It's impossible to tell, though it's clear Gucci has been confused for a minute (lifetime?). Where GuWop fits into the rest of his career, or what it means, will remain much like Gucci's lyrics: a mystery.