Gucci Mane announced plans to leave the label in July in a series of since-deleted tweets.
La Flare called out the record label and urges other artists on the label or considering the label to stand with him against “racist” music labels.
“Leaving #AtlanticRecords July 3rd,” he wrote, “these crackers polite racist.”
In another deleted tweet, the Evil Genius rapper called for artists to go on strike, “All artists let’s go on strike f**k these racist a** labels burn them down too #BlackLivesMatter #BlackExecMatter f**k these crackers????”
This is not the first time that the 1017 CEO aired out his frustration with the label. In September of 2017, Gucci planned to leave the label and go independent saying “I’m going 100 percent independent and drop a mixtape every other day.”
But he then signed a $10 million extension with the label in November 2017 suggesting everything was worked out between both parties.
He might be serious this time or he’s looking for new demands but currently, Gucci’s gearing up to release a compilation album with his 1017 label mates, Gucci Mane Presents: So Icey Summer on July 3rd. The same date he’s supposedly leaving. We will just have to wait and see.