Rapper Gucci Mane has set his sights on writing his first screenplay after receiving encouragement from his Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine.
The Icy hitmaker, real name Radric Davis, has officially added author to his resume with the release of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, which he began writing while serving time behind bars for weapons and drug charges.
The hip-hop star reveals he had initially thought about putting pen to paper for a film script, but was convinced by his engineer to detail his life story instead - and he ended up collaborating with journalist Neil Martinez-Belkin on his memoir.
"I was like, OK, let me try it," Mane told Vulture of his engineer's suggestion. "Then one day, I wrote 30 pages. Then Neil wrote me in prison... He told me that I should write a book and left his number. That's how it came about...
"I couldn't do a lot (in prison) but I had time to write, so why not do it?"
Mane also received support and correspondence from Korine, who had sent him books to read during his near three-year prison stint, and now the rapper, who walked free last year (16), is keen to make his movie-writing dreams come true.
"I'm definitely going to write that screenplay," he said.
Korine directed the MC in his wild 2012 film, which starred James Franco and Selena Gomez, but in the new autobiography, Mane reveals he was so tired during his raunchy sex scene, he kept falling asleep.
"We were working 12-hour days, and then I was going out at night," he writes. "The last scene I shot was my big sex (scene), and by that point I was exhausted. There had been pounds of this fake herbal weed on set, but that junk gave me a headache, so I stuck to smoking Kush (marijuana).
"It was four in the morning, and even with these two naked b**ches on me - one was riding me while the other sucked my toes - I couldn't keep my eyes open. I was knocked out, snoring... Harmony kept having to wake me up for takes."